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As Waters Cover the Sea 

By Annie Johnson Flint 

There is wrath and ruth in the world today, there is merciless hate auid woe, 

And earth is shaken with marching hosts where the huge battedions go. 

She may not cover the heaps of slain and the dead unburied lie. 

There is death on the land and death on the wave and death in the clouds on high. 

For the kings of the world are all at strife and their armies fight or flee. 

And violence covers the face of the earth as the waters cover the sea! 



Awake, arise, O Israel, from the dust where thou hast Iain, 

Long hast thou wept beside the dead and mourned among the slain. 

Put on thy beautiful garments and tune thy harp anew, 

For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it and the word of the Lord is true; 

The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings, 

Like the chaff of the summer threshing floor shall be the pride of the kings; 

From the ends of the earth He will gather thee and bring thy sons from far, 

From the desert place. He will lead thee out where the rivers of water are. 

He is casting up the high^vay now where His redeemed shall tread. 

And thou shalt come with songs of joy and garlands on thy head. 

Thou shalt enter into thy land with peace and thy foes bow down to thee, 

And the glory of God shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea! 

Break forth in song, ye mountains, and shout ye mourning earth; 

Be joyful all ye little hills and clap your hands in mirth. 

For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken and it shall come to pass; 

There shall be rain in his season and the fields be clothed with grass. 

The cedar tree and the fir shall spring where now the brier grows, 

The waste and desolate wilderness shall blossom as the rose; 

There shall be pools where the parched gr ound lies, for the day of redemption nears. 

And past the endless seeming strife of the endless seeming years 

There shines the vision of peace to come in the age that is yet to be. 

When the glory of God shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea! 



Look up, O church of the living Christ, for His coming draweth nigh, 

Watch for the gleam of the Morning Star in the dark of the eastern sky. 

Hark to His voice: "Behold I come!" and answer: "Even so!" 

Till thy pulses thrill to the joy of it amid this world of woe. 

Lift up thy head, for the Blessed Hope, like a bow in the clouds, appears. 

Comfort your hearts, for the Lord will come, and His hand shall dry your tears. 

Sorrow and sighing shall flee away and sin no more shall be. 

When the glory of God shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea! 



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We are far from speaking^ thoughtlessly when we say 
that not since the dove returned to the ark with the 
olive leaf in her beak and the sun broke forth with 
his healing- rays over a ruined world, has a new year 
dawned over a darker world than it will on New 
Years Day, 1944. Many deeply thinking men and 
women are saying- so, too. Doubtlessly we are seeing 
the literal fulfillment of the prophecy: "Behold, the 
darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness 
the people" (Isa. 60:2). 

Many passages of Scripture could easily be quoted, 
declaring that, as "the day of the Lord cometh," the 
nations are to behold "a day of darkness and of 
gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as 
. . . there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be 
any more after it even to the years of many genera- 
tions" (Joel 2:1, 2). 

The so-called wise men of the earth have long been 
boasting of our day as an age of light — an age of great 
advancement in all the arts 
and sciences. They have 
referred rather derisively to 
the accomplishments of our 
fathers not only in the dis- 
tant past but even as late 
as "the horse and buggy 
age." It is certainly true 
that along any lines the 
world of men has made 
great advancements, but it 
appears that our greatest 
advancement has been in 
the science and art of kill- 
ing mankind. 

An authoritative voice in 
the realm of science only 
recently moaned: "It seems 
that 90% of the discoveries 
of science are used mostly 
for the destruction of the 
human race." Verily, we are compelled to meditate 
upon the words m the book of The Preacher: "Lo, this 
only have I found, that God hath made man upright; 
but thev have sought out many inventions" (Eccl. 
7:29). All of which helps us to an understanding of a 
statement of the Master: "If the light that is in thee 
be darkness, how great is that darkness" (Matt. 6:23). 

Yes, the world gives eloquent testimony today to the 
fact that the great "light" of which men have boasted, 
and into which they have been thinking that they 
have advanced, is nought but moral and spiritual night. 
Jesus Christ, and He alone, is the Light of the world. 
When men reject that Light, they walk in darkness. 

On last December 14th, Rev. Walter H. Gray, suf- 
fragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut 
and President of the Church Congress, asked President 
Roosevelt to define what he believed to be the function 
of the Christian Church in the world today. In reply. 
President Roosevelt issued this statement: 

"In these days of struggle which try every soul and 
every institution and every tradition, we are all in des- 
perate need of a Light that is not of man. May God 
srant that the church will not fail in pro-viding the 
Light in our spiritual darkness. For if we lack spiritual 
ffuidance for our immediate problems and set our feet 
in consequence upon obscure ways, our children shall 
wander for long years in a moral wilderness." 



BY MARTHA SNELL NICHOLSON 

SICKENED WITH SLAITiHTER AXD WEARY OF WAR. 

TORN BY BEREAVEMENT AND PAIN. 

DAILY on: EYE.S ARE SEARCHING THE SKIES 

FOR SIGNS OF HIS CO.MING AGAIN. 

LONGING. WE PRAY AT DAWNING OF DAY 

"LORD. WILT THOU COME BEFORE NOON." 

IMPLORING HIM YET IN THE FADING SUNSET. 

•■O. BLESSED LORD .lESl'S. COME SOON !" 

PRECIOUS THE WORD THE EAR OF FAITH HEARD; 

"LO. I COME QUICKLY. MY BRIDE. 

THIS LONGING OF THINE IS NOT GREATER THAN MINE 

TO HAVE THEK AT LAST BY MY SIDE!" 



That statement is one of the most significant state- 
ments ever made bv our president. We could wish that 
every other statement he has made could measure up 
to that one in truth, in foresight, and in wisdom. It 
is difficult for us to understand how President Roose- 
velt can feel — if he does — at home in the same atmos- 
phere in which Josef Stalin breathes. It is well known 
that StaUn has adopted as his battle cry the slogan 
first enunciated by Karl Marx, and later accepted by 
Lenin: "Religion Ls the opiate of the people." If Josef 
Stalin is permitted to guide Europe and America on 
the pathway of the future, then indeed we will "set 
our feet in consequence upon obscure ways (and) our 
children shall wander for long years in a moral wil- 
derness." 

After all, the Church itself possesses no spiritual 

light apart from that spiritual light which Jesus 

Christ has given us through the Holy Scriptures: "We 

have ... a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye 

do well that ye take heed, 

as unto a light that shineth 

in a dark place, until the 

day dawn, and the day star 

arise in your hearts" (2 

Peter 1:19). 

As the Bible is the Word 
of God, and the revelation 
of Jesus Christ in hand, let 
us take this Book seriously. 
Let us take it for what it 
says. Let us avoid all in- 
terpretations that only in- 
terpret away its truth. Let 
us accept it as a final au- 
thority in all matters of 
religious faith and practice. 
If, however, men will not 
do this, and the light God 
has given us shall fail us 
simply because men refuse 
to come to that light, then, as certainly as the sun 
shines, the judgment of the nations lies ahead in the not 
distant future. When that judgment shall have passed, 
then shall be heard above the roar and the tumult of 
a distracted world a commanding Voice: "Arise, shine!" 
And, with that command "shall the Sun of righteous- 
ness arise with healing in His wings" (Mai. 4:2). "And, 
the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the 
brightness of thy rising" (Isa. 60:3). 

Then, Israel, bleeding and sorrow-bent, 
"Violence shall no more be heard in thy 
land, wasting no destruction within thy bord- 
ers; but thou Shalt call thy walls Salvation, and 
thy gates Praise. The sun shall be no more thy 
light by day; neither for brightness shall the 
moon give light unto thee; but the Lord shall be 
unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy 
glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither 
shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord 
shall be thine everlasting light and the days 
of thy mourning shall be ended" (Isa. 60:18- 
20.) 

And, in "thine everlasting light" the nations shall 
bask, and the promise to Abraham shall be verified. 
"In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed" 
(Gen. 12:3). Hallelujah: Amen! 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




SPEAKING 



By Dr. Louis S. Bauman, Editor 



AN APPRAISEMENT OF MISSIONARIES 

Recently the steamship Gripsholm landed in America 
with a ship load of repatriates from Japan and the 
Japanese-controlled countries in Asia. A well-known 
newspaper man, George E. Sokolsky, was on that ship. 
Having been in close contact with some real mission- 
aries for many days on the great seas, he wrote an 
article for the New York Sun, in which he expressed 
his opinion of missionaries. His article was printed in 
the New York Sun on November 13, 1943, and we 
secured permission from the New York Sun to print 
that article in this magazine. We often hear unregen- 
erate men utter very severe criticism of missionaries. 
It is therefore very refreshing to read this article from 
the pen of one who wrote as a man of the world, but 
wrote without preiudice. Don't fail to read his article: 
"The Gripsholm" on another page. 

"THE WORK IN THE BOUCA- 
BATANGAFO FIELD" 

The editor urges every reader of this magazine — 
every person interested in mission work in Africa — to 
read Mr. and Mrs. Poster's report herein, under the 
above caption. If a report like this does not encourage 
us to believe that some of our missionaries — we sin- 
cerely hope all of them — are hitting along the right 
pathway toward the real establishment of our work 
for Christ and His Church in Africa, then we do not 
know what kind of a report it would take to encourage 
our hearts to believe that our work in Africa is not in 
vain. The methods being used by the Fosters in the 
Bouca-Batangafo field mean that the work done will 
live, even should the course of human events remove 
every one of our American missionaries from that field. 
Form what opinion we will as to methods, there is an 
old meaningful saying: "Nothing succeeds like suc- 
cess." So what are you going to do about it? As for 
us, we are going to thank God and take courage ! And, 
more, we are going to prove our faith in mission work 
such as this, by digging down deeper into our "jeans" 
to the glory of this next Easter Offering! We predict 
that our churches will respond to the call for support 
of mission work of this order! 

"GOD BLESS AMERICA"? 

The song "God Bless America" is becoming quite 
familiar and is sung all over these United States of 
ours. But, isn't it well for us to stop and think and 
seriously ask, "Can God bless America?" Statistics 
show that America is leading the nations of the earth 
in crime, divorce, beer drinking, and all their associ- 
ated ills. At this present time, she is probably leading 
the so-called civilized nations in juvenile delinquency. 
Lawlessness is rampant everywhere. Jesus Christ seems 



to be counted out of the councils of those who are in 
authority. 

If America wants God to bless her, the thing she 
needs to do is to go to her knees, and upon bended 
knee pray for America as Daniel prayed for Judah and 
Jerusalem; and, then, perhaps God will hear our 
prayers and bless America. When Daniel beheld the 
"desolations of Jerusalem," he said: 

"And I set my face unto the Lord God, to 
seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, 
and sackcloth, and ashes: And I prayed unto 
the Lord my God, and made my confession, 
and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, 
keeping the covenant and mercy to them that 
love Him, and to them that keep His com- 
mandments: we have sinned, and have com- 
mitted iniquity, and have done wickedly, and 
have rebelled, even by departing from Thy 
judgments: neither have we hearkened unto 
Thy servants the prophets, which spake in Thy 
name to our kings, our princes, and our 
fathers, and to all the people of the land. . . . 
Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord 
our God, to walk in His laws, which He set 
before us by His servants the prophets. . . O 
Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken 
and do; defer not, for Thine own sake. O my 
God: ,for Thy city and Thy people are called by 
Thy name" (Daniel 9:3-6, 10, 19). 
We predict that unless the people of America shall 
turn their faces back to the Christ Whom they seem 
to have forsaken, singing and praying "God Bless 
America" will prove to be but singing and praying 
into the air. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

The Brethren Missionary Herald is published weekly, foilr 
times a month, or 48 times a year, at Winona Lake. Indiana, by 
the Brethren Missionary Herald Co.. Winona Lake. Indiana. 

Subscription Price; In the Ignited States, and possessions 
$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 
ADMINISTKATION 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Hoyt Secretary : 



President: Her 

Vice-Pres. : Bernard Schneider 

Paul Bauman Mrs. Charles May 

L. L. Grubb A L. Lynn 



Homer A. Kent 
R. E. Ginerich 
W. Link 



Missions: Louis S. Bauman 
lal: Alva J. McClain 
irsions: R. Paul Miller 
Missionary Council : Mrs. Charles Mayes 



January 1, 1944 



MODERNISTIC PREACHERS AND CHURCH 
WORKERS VS. JUVENILE COURT JUDGES 
AND POLICE CHIEFS 

In a single issue of the Protestant Voice (Nov. 26, 
1943) we read several articles dealing with the problem 
of juvenile delinquency and its cure. Strange to say that 
we found modernistic church leaders in favor of purely 
social youth entertainment programs as a cure, while 
judges and police officers were declaring that a return 
to the old-time religious faith based on individual re- 
generation was the only cure. Amazing, but true ! 

For instance, a news item from Detroit, Michigan, 
dated November 26th, informs us that the Detroit 
Council of Churches held that "juvenile delinquency 
points to the woeful inadequacies of our churches in 
their present programs for serving youth." This Coun- 
cil then urged development of the use of the parish 
house facilities to the end that they might be made 
"more attractive to the children and youth of the com- 
munity." These facilities would include "soda bars," 
record players, gymnasium equipment, hobby shops, 
etc. 

Another news item of the same date told of the 
remedies for juvenile delinquencies suggested at the 
Southern California Conference on Christian Social 
Social Relations held in Los Angeles, under the auspices 
of the Church Federation of Los Angeles. Rev. John L. 
Mixon, Director of the Welfare of the Church Federa- 
tion of Los Angeles, introduced the chairman of the 
recently organized Los Angeles Youth Activities Com- 
mittee to appeal to the judges to "open their doors 
during the week to children of all creeds, letting them 
play in their playgrounds, their gymnasiums, etc." 
This Conference declared that youth "needs both 
physical and moral cleaning up" and urged that youth 
be given a free hand in making plans for community 
entertainment and recreation. It recommended that 
school facilities be made available for social functions 
and that teachers, community agencies, and service 
clubs be asked to help. 

Then, in this same paper we read in another item 
where Judge Mark W. Rhodes of the Marion County 
(Ind.) Juvenile Court declared that "children are run- 
ning- the homes and the schools." He went on to say 
of the streams of juvenile delinquents who passed be- 
fore him that "these children didn't know anything 
about their churches. The only thing that can check 
the wave of juvenile delinquency is a religious regen- 
eration and a return to the moral tenets of their 
fathers. This moral resurgence must come within the 
home, the school and the church." 

On another page we read that "Police Chiefs, the 
country over, are seeking a cure for crime. Chief Dan 
E. L. Patch of Ypsilanti, Michigan, frankly acknowl- 
edges that they are getting nowhere. He believes there 
is but one way to combat the deadly perils of lawless- 
ness, which menace our nation today. 'We need re- 
ligion that checks crime at its source;' he insists, 'in 
religion and the Bible we find the only cure for crime. 
. . . Delinquencies and crime spread rapidly. The num- 
ber of arrests is alarming, and they represent, as a 
usual thing, only the more advanced cases. Law en- 
forcement agencies are doing what they can. We put 
the worst offenders through the 'spanking machine', 
use whatever force is necessary to keep the situation in 



hand; but force alone is not a lasting cure. Punish- 
ment — various measures adopted by so-called law and 
order for deterring crime — always fails unless there is 
regeneration from within. Religion — the kind that 
exalts Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour — offers the 
only solution'." 

Rooted at the very heart of the problem of juvenile 
delinquency, according to Chief Patch, is "a moral and 
spiritual breakdown in family life — indifference to 
God and His laws . . . The Gospel puts the cure where 
it belongs — in the heart." 

What strange days are these upon which we have 
fallen, when preachers, religious teachers and workers, 
in conventions assembled, talk of "soda bars", record 
players, gymnasiums, hobby shops, supervised dancing, 
mountain hikes, schoolground recreation, and every 
what-not, as the solution to the problems of sinning 
youth; and leave ii, to judges and police chiefs to exalt 
"religion — the kind that exalts Jesus Christ as our per- 
sonal Saviour — " as the only solution. 

ADOLF HITLER "SPITS IN HIS OWN FACE" 

Here is the boast of Adolf Hitler with which the 
whole world was made acquainted quite some time 
ago: 

"Nothing will prevent me from tearing up 
Christianity, root and branch. . . . We are not 
out against a hundred-to-one different kinds 
of Christianity, but against Christianity it- 
self. All people who profess creeds . . . are 
traitors to the people. Even those Christians 
who really want to serve the people ... we 
will have to suppress. I myself am a heathen 
to the core." 
How successful Adolf Hitler has been in making 
good his boast may best be told by a chaplain in one 
of the camps of German prisoners in Tennessee, who 
recently wrote: 

"I wish you could have been present to see 
with what avidity these books (Bibles) were 
received by these (German) prisoners of war. 
... I am here to tell you that Hitler has not 
succeeded in eradicating the hope of the Chris- 
tian faith from the hearts of his people." 
It is related that once upon a time the famous 
atheist, Tom Paine, who wrote that famous book 
known as "The Age of Reason," asked Benjamin 
Franklin what he thought of the book. The only reply 
from Franklin was: "Tom, he who spits against the 
wind spits in his own face." 

Atheists who are so prone to spit usually do that very 
thing — they spit in their own faces! 

ARE PROTESTANT MISSIONS IN 
LATIN AMERICA WANTED? 

It is well known that the Roman Catholic Church 
does not want Protestant missionaries in South 
America. That is but natural, and is to be expected 
from a church of that sort. It is also well known that 
even some Protestants think that there is saving power 
in Roman Catholicism, and that it is not a real mission 
field. 

Recently there was a rather sensational book pub- 
lished, entitled "Our Good Neighbor Hurdle," by John 
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9u lin^eili/ien <JHita^4f 



(Note. — Recently Mrs. George Kreiqba 
Brethren Church of Long Beach, coming 
iented the editor, who is also her pastor, w 
'en Family Almanacs." This "Family Air 



im, a member of the First 
here from Dayton, Ohio, pre- 
Lh a number of very old "Breth- 
anac" corresponds to the Breth- 



ren Annual of today. In these old family almanacs we have discovereo 
many interesting things, and some of the things of Interest will be pub' 
llshed In the Brethren Missionary Herald from time to time.) 

In "The Brethren Family Almanac For The Year Of Our Lord 1881, 
published by Qulnter & Brumbaugh Brothers, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, w( 
ran across the story of what Is probably the history of the very first rea 
foreign missionary efforts ever made In Dunkard history. 



Inasmuch as in 1881 we were all still 
sry real sense It was the beginning of oi 
e publishing the entire article herewith 
Imanac" of 1881. 



"Brethren" and therefore Tn a 
r own foreign mission work, we 
as it appears In "The Brethren 

know a little bit of 



The man who, under God, Is responsible, more than any other man, for 
the beginning of a Brethren work In Long Beach, Calif onia, Is none other 




The Brethren Church 



that 



Brother Niels C. Nielsen, who is 
of nearly 93 years, having been born In D( 
Brother Nielsen was present at the ordlnatic 
ministry In the old Pony Creek Church Ih 
Morrill, Kansas, on August 4, 1894. 



Brother Nielsen has 
and probably Is responsible [ 
churches that we have today 



Iways bee 



enthusiastic 
any other i 
Southern Callfornli 



foreign field, as result of the foreign mission- 
ion, was Christian Hansen, on May 6, 1876. 
The second was Christian Erikesen, on May 27, 1876. KIrsten Kathrine 
Hancen was the next baptized In that year. Kirsten Hansen one year later 
became the wife of N. C. Nielsen. Brother Nielsen united with the 
Brethren Mission in Denmark in the year 1878. He was elected 
the first deacon In that work. It may be of interest to know that 
they desired to ordain him to the eldership. He refused that, however, be- 
lieving that the Lord had not called him to it, but did accept the office 



Lill living at the grand old age 
imark on July 18, 1851. Our 
1 of the editor to the Brethren 
ee-and-one-half mlle= north of 
IS then quite an active layman 
In the Brethren Church, and for years headed a tithing band of Brethren 
who were responsible for many of us beginning the practice of giving a tenth 
of our income to the Lord. Brother Nielsen then lived In Harrington, 
Kansas, from which place he came to Long Beach, California, in the year 
1904. He became the head of the Southern California District Mission 
Board, and remained its head until only recently. 



of deacon which he has ex 

humanly possible for him 
seat at the services and 
meeting. In the Long Be 
the Lord takes him home 



rclsed actively to this day. Brother Nielsi 
e, and seldom misses any other service if It Is 
to be there. He always occupies the very front 
eloom misses a chance to testify in the prayer 
ch Church he Is lovingly calTed "Daddy,'* and if 
ome of these days he is going to be sadly missed. 



Brother Nielsen Is 
of years was a self-si 
Argentina. The servi 
to be Invaluable to • 



the father of Miss Johanna Nielsen, who for a number 
ppoi'ting missionary connected with our mission fieia in 
e she rendered In Argentina in a time of crisis proved 
ur Board. Miss Nielsen would have been in Argentina 



probably to this day. had it not beea that the 
volved upon her. 



of her aged father 



We have been fortunate In securing, directly from Miss Johanna Nielsen, 
pictures of her father and mother as they appeared when they first united 
with the church In Denmark, and are presenting them herewith. In these 
pictures Brother Nielsen looks considerably younger than his wife, and he 
was ten years younger than she. Those who know Miss Johanna Nielsen can- 
not help but recognize the fact that she Is almost the Image of her mother; 
and the editor, who knew her mother well, Is ready to say that a sweeter, 
gentler, finer Christian woman he has not known In his lifetime. If she 
had lived in the days of Job, she would have been a match for that per- 
fect and upright man who was unfortunate to marry anything but a perfect 
and upright wife, as he himself krtew only too well. 



We 



Lord 1881" 



"Our 




N. C. Nielsen as he appears today 
at 92 years, 6 months. 



January 1, 1944 



OUR FOREIGN MISSIONARY WORK 

From "The Brethren Family Almanac" (1881) 

For years the more earnest workers of the Church 
felt a desire to have the gospel, as we understand it, 
preached in foreign lands, but there was no way that 
seemed open for a work of this kind. Sometime in 
the year 1874, Ctaistian Hope, a native of Denmark, 
united with the Brethren Church. Soon after this he 
commenced agitating the necessity of a more extensive 
Missionary work, and of sending missionaries to Den- 
mark. During this time Brother Hope corresponded 
with some of his friends in Denmark and also sent 
some tracts. By the reading of these tracts. Christian 
Hansen of Christiana, Denmark, became convinced of 
the truthfulness of the Brethren's doctrine and made 
a call upon the Church to send someone over to preach 
for them. The importance of this work and the neces- 
sity of complying with the call was felt throughout the 
brotherhood; but, as Brother Hope was a resident of 
the Northern District of Illinois and felt a special in- 
terest in having the gospel preached to his own people, 
this District took hold of the work in earnest. On 
the 26th of August, 1875, the Brethren of the Cherry 
Grove Church, Carroll County, Illinois, met and the 
Danish Mission call was considered. The first step 
taken was to form a committee to publish tracts in the 
Danish language for distribution In Denmark; and 
Isaac Rowland, of Lanark, Illinois, was appointed 
Treasurer, to receive funds for this purpose. 

At a meeting of the Northern District of Illinois, 
held at Cherry Grove Church, Carroll County, on the 
12th of November, 1875, brethren Enoch Eby, Paul 
Wetzel, and Christian Hope were appointed as mission - 
aries to Denmark. But, as the two first named were 








not conversant with the Danish language, they thought 
best not to go; and Brother Hope and his wife con- 
cluded to go alone. 

On the 6th of January, 1876, Brother Hope and fam- 
ily arrived at Huntingdon, on their way to their new 
field of labor. From here they went to the eastern 
part of the state where they were detained several 
weeks, after which they sailed for Denmark. For this 
journey their supply of money was so small that, in his 
first letter after his arrival, he says: "Had we not re- 
ceived $12.00 on the Danish fund while in Hunting- 
don, Pennsylvania, we would have been compelled to 
sell our clothes." From this it will be seen that our 
first foreign missionary effort was not spoiled with an 
overabundance of money. 

His first stopping place was at Christian Hansen's, 
who was one of the first Danish converts to the Breth- 
ren Church in Denmark. He was baptized on the 5th 
of May, 1876. While this Mission was under the care 
of the Northern District of Illinois, it was supported by 
donations from the whole brotherhood. At first the 
work went very slow, as here were a great many diffi- 
culties to meet, but through the perseverance of 
Brother Hope, the leaven soon commenced working, 
and it was not long till a little band of believers were 
gathered together. By the latter part of 1877, the 
number was sufficiently large to organize, and Brother 
Hope was only in the second degree of the ministry. It 



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was thought good by the brethren of Northern IlUnois 
to send several Elders over to Denmark to organize a 
church there and to install Brother Hope to the Elder- 
ship. For this work, brethren Enoch Eby and Daniel 
Fry were chosen. To attend to this business they left 
New York on the 10th of December, 1877, and arrived 
about the 20th. In a letter written by Brother Hope, 
at the arrival of Brothers Eby and Fry, he informed us 
that they held their first Lovefeast on the fourth Sun- 
day of December. Since then, the work has been mov- 
ing encouragingly forward, and at this time the 
Church there numbers about thirty-four members, one 
elder and two ministers. 

At our last Annual Meeting (1880) the following 
resolution was passed: 

RESOLVED, That the management of the Danish Mission be transferred 
to the "Domestic and Foreign Mission Board." 

For the government of this Board, the following was 
recommended and passed: 

1. We recommend this Annual Meeting appoint five brethren, sound 
in the faith and fully aiive to our missionary interests, to superintend the 
domestic and foreign missionary worlc of the General Brotherhood. 

2. That those five brethren appoint out of their number such officers 
(Cor. Sec'y.. Treasurer, etc) as the nature of the work requires. 

3. That brethren be instructed to interfere in no way with any present 
individual church or district missionary efforts among our brethren. 

4. That Annual Meeting advise that any domestic and foreign mission 
worit of a general nature, lil<e the Danish Mission, now under the care 
of District Council, be committed to the supervision of this Board. 

5. That this meeting recommend that the fund now in the hands of the 
Brethren's Work of Evangelism be committed to the Board of the General 
Conference. 

6. That this Board be instructed to proceed no further in its appoint- 
ment, etc., than the means in its treasury will justify. 

7. That the officers of this Board be required to make an official re- 
port of their work, its condition, operation and wants, to each session of 
our General Conference, and that said report go into our regular Minutes. 

8. That every church In the brotherhood be required to appoint a solicitor 
in Its own congregation to raise funds for this work and forward the same 
to the Treasurer of this Mission Board, at least every six months. 

9. That this Board be instructed to proceed to its work at once as 
opportunity permits. 

10. The Standing Committee of Annual Meeting be required to fill 
any vacancy that may occur In the Board from time to time, and that its 
members be elected every four years. 

The following persons were appointed to compose 
the Mission Board: 

James Quinter, Huntingdon, Pa.; S. T. Bosserman, 
Dunkirk, Ohio; Joseph Leedy, Antioch, Ind.; Enoch 
Eby, Lena, 111.; and Daniel Brubaker, Iowa Centre, la. 

The officers of the Board are: 

President— Enoch Eby, Lena, Stephenson County, 
Illinois. 

Secretary — S. T. Bosserman, Dunkirk, Hardin County, 
Ohio. 

Treasurer— James Quinter, Huntingdon, Pa. 

As the missionary cause is a good one and needs the 
sympathy and aid of the whole Church, it is to be 
hoped that all will assist in sustaining it. For this 
reason we have given the names and addresses of the 
officers, so that all may know how to correspond with 
them. All monies should be addressed to the Treasurer 
as above, and be sent in Registered letter. Drafts or 
Postal Order. 

5000 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT 
WANTED 

Open eyes to see the NEED! 
Open hearts to feel the NEED! 
Open hands to supply the NEED! 
Open ears to hear the CALL! 
Open doors to respond to the CALL! 
Who has these to give? 



IPITORIALS 



(Continued from page 5) 

W. White. Mr. White, in this book, claims that the 
presence of Protestant missionaries is resented every- 
where in Latin America. The Federal Council of 
Churches of Christ in America is a religio-communistic 
organization, and is seldom right on anything. How- 
ever, once in awhile it is right; and it certainly is right 
in its latest issue of the Bulletin when it says, concern- 
ing Mr. White's book, "Unfortunately for Mr. White's 
thesis, distinguished Latin Americans are saying the 
contrary" to Mr. White's claim that missionaries are 
not wanted in South America. 

And, the Federal Council Bulletin gives us some 
quotations that are interesting. Here is one of them: 

The Commonweal is itself a Catholic journal, and 
exerts a tremendous influence on the religious think- 
ing of not only the Catholic world but the Protestant 
world as well. In this journal, August 20th, The Com- 
monweal refers gratefully to the work that Canadian 
Baptist missionaries are doing among the Indians of 
Bolivia. 

"Through their program of regeneration of the 
Aymara Indians, returning them their self-respect, a 
new light has flashed on the whole scope of their ex- 
istence. There at the Guatajata Farm the Canadian 
missionaries are proving that a system of private own- 
ership on a cooperative basis is a distinct advantage to 
the Indian and white alike, and also that the only 
foundation for the redemption of the Indian is to be 
found in moral and spiritual regeneration and a 
judicious bridging of the spiritual and the economic 
in life. ... It is this achievement that prompted Dr. 
Elio, Bolivian Foreign Minister, to say to Allen Haden, 
Latin American correspondent of the Chicago Daily 
News, 'We welcome Christian missions — not only 
Catholic ones — to colonize our Indians whom we have 
neglected.' " 

It is of interest to know that on October 9th the 
New York Times received a dispatch from Rio de 
Janeiro reporting that Dr. Hugh C. Tucker, a veteran 
Methodist missionary in Brazil, had received the en- 
viable decoration of the Southern Cross from the 
Brazilian government. And then, the dispatch went on 
to say: 

"Born in 1857, Dr. Tucker arrived in Brazil on July 
4, 1886, as agent for the American Bible Society and in 
the course of fifty- three years he has distributed 
5,000,000 Bibles." 

From other magazines we might continue to quote 
giving concrete illustrations of the high favor in which 
Protestant work is regarded by unprejudiced Ameri- 
cans, and, in some instances, by honest thinking Ro- 
man Catholics. One thing we do know, we need know 
that Roman Catholicism in South America is a sort 
of a paganized Christianity. It is Christianity only in 
name. It is as idolatrous as is the paganism of India 
or the heathenism of Africa. Moreover, it is morally 
and spiritually bankrupt. The proof of these state- 
ments is simply overwhelming. We shall continue to 
present the real Christ and the real message of the 
Christ to the people of Latin America also. 



January 1, 1944 



WU&n the Mcudefi Walked the jbi6jai/pjjel' ^eet 

What Was His Innermost Thought? 

A condensed article from the pen of "C. H. M." 



(EDITOR'S NOTE. — Recently while In Sunnyslde, Washington, our good 
Brother Willis Belcher called our attention to a volume containing the writ- 
ings of "0. H. M." (C. H. IMaclrttosh). "C. H. M." is regarded by those 
of God's saints who are acquainted with the deeper things of His Word as 
a writer scarcely without a peep In modern times, when it comes to things 
deeply spiritual. The article to which our attention was called is entitled, 
"The Ministry of Christ." In this article "C. H. m." dealt with the 
meaning of the act of Christ when He washed the feet of His disciples. 
(See John 13:1-17). The deep spiritual content of this message — -its abso- 
lute faithfulness to the meaning of Christ's act as we believe God has given 
us to see it — constrains us to take the space in this issue of our Foreign 
Missionary magazine to publish it in condensed form, preserving, however, 
the heart of the message.. The Interpretation of this passage by "C. H. M." 
corresponds to the interpretation given us by such men as A. C. Gacbelein, 
C. I. Scofleld and others. One is constrained to marvel that when men like 
these understand so clearly the spiritual meaning of the act of Christ, that 
they failed to see also that He Intended this great spiritual meeting to be 
symbolized by rite the same as Christian baptism. If the spiritual washing 
in baptism was to be observed in outward form, why not the spiritual wash- 
ing In feet washing? Anyhow, it is refreshing to know that these deeply 
spiritual writers have not permitted themselves to be led away from the 
truth by seeing In the act of our Lord, as so many have done, the simple 
performance of an old-time custom or an act inculcating humility or set- 
ting forth social service. This subject is discussed at length In the editor's 
booklet entitled, "The Faith Once For All Delivered Unto The Saints." 

— L. S. B.) 

Having thus glanced at our Lord's service toward us 
in the past, let us look for a few moments at His pres- 
ent service — at what He is now doing for us continu- 
ally in the presence of God. This we have most 
blessedly presented to us in that part of John 13, 
which I have read for you. If we look back at the past, 
we behold the perfect Servant nailed to the cross for 
us; if we look up to the throne now, 
we behold Him girded for us, not only 
according to our present need, but 
according to the perfect love of His 
heart — His love to the Father, His 
love to the church. His love to each 
individual believer from the begin- 
ning to the end of time. 

"Now before the feast of the passover, when 
Jesus knew that His hour was come that He 
should depart out of this world unto the Father, 
having loved His own which word in the world. 
He loved them unto the end. And during sup- 
per (see Greek), the devil having now put into 
the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to 
betray Him; Jesus knowing that the Father had 
given all things Into His hands, and that He 
was come from God, and went to God: He 
riseth from supper, and laid aside His garments; 
and took a towel and girded Himself. After 
that He poureth water Into a basin, and began 
to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them 
with the towel wherewith He was girded.'' 

Here, then, we have a most mar- 
velous presentation of Christ's pres- 
ent service toward "HiSr own which 
are in the world." There is something 
peculiarly precious in the expression, 
"His own." It brings us so very near 
to the heart of Christ. It is so sweet 
to think that He can look at such 
poor, feeble, failing creatures as we 
are, and say, "They are Mine. It 
matters not what others may thiiik 
about them; they belong to Me, and 
I must have them in a condition 
worthy of the place whence I came, 
and whither I am going." 

Now, there are three things in this 
Scripture which I am anxious to put 
clearly before you this evening. In 



the first place we have the special action of our Lord 
toward His own in the world; secondly, the spring of 
that action; and thirdly the measure of the action: — 
the action, its spring, and is measure. 

(1) And first, the action itself. You will bear in 
mind, beloved in the Lord, that what we have pre- 
sented here is not "the washing of regeneration." That 
pertains to the first stage of our Lord's service on our 
behalf. "His own which are in the world" — all who be- 
long to that highly privileged class (and that is simply 
all who believe in His name) have passed through that 
great washing, in virtue of which Christ can pronounce 
them "clean every whit." 

There is not a spot or a stain upon the very feeblest 
of that blessed number whom He calls "His own." 

"He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but Is clean 
every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.'' 

He found us clean never a whit, and He has made us "clean every 
whit." 

This is the washing of regeneration, which is never 
repeated. We have a figure of this in the case of the 
priests of the Mosaic economy. In the great day of 
their inauguration they were washed in water. This 
action was never repeated. But after this, from day to 
day, in order to fit them for the daily discharge of 




THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



their priestly functions, they had to wash their hands 
and their feet in the brazen laver in the tabernacle, or 
the brazen sea in the temple. This daily washing is 
the figure of the action in John 13. The two washings, 
being distinct, must never be confounded; and being 
intimately connected, must never be separated. The 
washing of regeneration is divinely and eternally com- 
plete: the washing of sanctification is being divinely 
and continually carried on. The former is never re- 
peated; the latter is never interrupted. That gives us 
a part in Christ, of v/hich nothing can rob us; and this 
gives us a part with Christ, of which anything may de- 
prive us. The one is the basis of our eternal life; the 
other is the ground of our daily communion. 

Beloved brethren, see that you understand the mean- 
ing of having your feet washed, moment by moment, 
by the hands of that blessed One Who is girded as the 
divine Servant of our present need. It is utterly im- 
possible for anyone to overestimate the importance of 
this work; but we may at least gather something of its 
value from our Lord's words to Peter; for Peter, like 
ourselves, alas! was very far from seizing the full sig- 
nificance of what his Lord was doing. 

"Then cometh He to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto Him, 
Lord, dost Thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto 
him. What I do thou l<nowest not now; but thou Shalt l<now 
hereafter. Peter saith unto Him, Thou shait never wash my 
feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part 
with Me." 

Here is the grand point, "part with Me." The wash- 
ing of regeneration gives us a part in Christ: the daily 
washing of sanctification gives us a part with Christ. 
In order to have full, intelligent, happy communion, 
we must have a clean conscience, and clean feet. The 
death of Christ is the necessary basis of everything. 
He died to make us clean; He lives to keep us clean. 
We are made as clean as His death can make us; we 
are kept as clean as His life can keep us. 

This is replete with solid comfort for the soul. We 
are passing through a defiling world, where we are 
constantly liable to contract evils of one kind or an- 
other which though they cannot touch our eternal 
life, can very seriously affect our communion. It is 
impossible for us to tread the sanctuary of the divine 
presence with soiled feet; and hence the deep and 
unspeakable blessedness of having One ever in the 
presence of God for us. The provision is divinely per- 
fect. Sin or uncleanness can never be found in the 
presence of God. If we can make light of either the 
one or the other, God cannot and will not. We may 
say it is as impossible that we can walk in the path- 
way of holiness if our feet are not washed and wiped 
by that blessed One Who has girded Himself to serve 
us in this matter perpetually. 

All this is divinely simple. There are two links in 
Christianity: namely, the link of eternal life, which 
can never be snapped by anything; and the link of 
personal communion, which can be snapped in a mo- 
ment by the weight of a feather. Now, it is as our ways 
are cleansed by the holy action of the Word, through 
the Holy Ghost, that our communion is maintained in 
its unbroken integrity. 

Now, here, brethren, we have illustrated for us the 

present ministry of Christ — the action of the Word 

upon the soul — the application of the basin to the feet 

—the washing of water by the Word. Will we refuse 

(Continued on page 12) 



By George E. Sokolsky 

(Printed by Permission of The New York Sun, 
November 13, 1943) 

Every day the Gripsholm moves closer to the United 
States with its cargo of Americans who were trapped 
in Asiatic countries when the Japanese attacked the 
United States at Pearl Harbor. There are American 
business men and their families, American mission- 
aries of every denomination, American physicians and 
lawyers. Many of them are my friends of long stand- 
ing, men and women whom I knew during my resi- 
dence in China. 

These Americans have much of the old pioneer spirit 
in them. A family that can settle in a lonely town in 
interior China, far from their own way of life, whether 
for God or for trade, carrying the flag of their country 
and the example of its civilization, creating friendship 
for their people wherever they go, is serving the United 
States constantly and beneficially. 

Some of these Americans were born in China, Japan, 
the Philippines and other Asiatic countries of parents 
who have been there most of their adult lives. Many 
of them really have no other homes. They come back 
to their own counti'ies strangers and will find the read- 
justments difficult and for some even impossible. All 
of them leave behind close Chinese, Japanese, Filipino 
and Malay friends. Many of them have, over the years, 
lost contact with their relatives and friends in this 
country and they will be lonely. The story is told of 
an American business man from China who found 
himself in London during the last war. There he had 
a great house and a country home and a Rolls-Royce, 
but he was so lonely that he had to give it up and re- 
turn to China. He complained that London was the 
loneliest place on earth — it was too quiet. "In Soo- 
chow," he said, "you can always hear a Chinese play- 
ing a flute." I once told this story to Henry Eichheim, 
the composer, and he and I went out in the dead of 
night to hear the sounds of Peking and he composed 
these sounds into an etude of great beauty. 

Those who will suffer this change most will be the 
American missionaries. I know that many at home 
criticize and ridicule them and speak of the impudence 
of Americans going over to China "to force their re- 
ligion down the Chinaman's throat." But those who 
speak that way do not know the truth. The American 
missionary has been an apostle of friendship. His' 
services to the Chinese people cannot be measured by 
the converts he has made, but by the love that the 
simple people of that country have for the United States. 
These missionaries have healed the sick and taught 
the young and offered friendship and love, even when 
they were attacked. In the days of 1925 to 1927, when 
the American missionaries were being driven before 
Chinese communist hordes and when some even werp 
killed, most of them rejected armed protection ana 
stood by the revolutionists who were attacking them. 
It was a rare example in all human history of turning 
the other cheek. 

The American missionaries, Catholic and Protestant, 
(Continued on page 15) 



10 



January 1, 1944 



(Note. — Here is the first letter from Miss Ruth Snyder. It is so interesting, we print it in full. — L. S. B.) 



Dr. L. S. Bauman 
1925 East Fifth Street 
Long Beach, Calif. 

Dear Dr. Bauman, 

No doubt you have heard the story of the two men 
who crossed the bridge. One was afraid and shook the 
whole way across the river; the other whistled while 
he crossed. Botli had faith in the bridge but the one 
had a pleasant experience while the other did not. 
I asked the Lord to keep me whistling as He brought 
me across the Atlantic. 

The day we boarded the Serpa Pinto In Philadelphia 
was a miserable, rainy day. The spirits of the passeng- 
ers seemed to be somewhat affected by the weather. 
However after getting through the customs inspect- 
ors, and being escqrted on board by the Coast Guard 
every one cheered up. 

The next day about eleven A. M. we left the pier in 
good old Philadelphia and started our long journey. 
That day we played around getting fuel. Night found 
us anchored in the Delaware River. The next morning 
before we were out of bed we were on our way again. 
About one o'clock the Coast Guard escort left the ship 
and we were finally out on the Atlantic — alone on a 
wide, wide sea. But no, not alone for the One Who 
said, "Go," also said, "I am with you." 

The Serpa Pinto immediately began to roll. I really 
wondered several times if she would come back up or 
turn the whole way over. She seemed in that to have 
the qualities of a cat and always land on her feet, so 
to speak. Since the Lord made me a good sailor I took 
the upper bunk as I didn't want any poor sailor over 
me just in case — . I almost regretted my decision the 
first night when I had to hold on tight with both 
liands to stick in bed. After about two days I learned 
how to wiggle into bed so I could go to sleep without 
fearing that I would waken on the floor with several 
broken bones. 

I wish I could share with all the good Brethren at 
home the delightful experience we had on this trip. 
There was a group of 'about thirty missionaries. We 
soon learned to know each other and have fellowship 
together each morning in a prayer service. Truly the 
field is the world, for some of the group are bound for 
China, some India, some Nigeria, some Liberia, some 
the Belgian Congo, and of course French Equatorial 
Africa. Apparently there is only one road to the for- 
eign missions fields and that road goes through Lis- 
bon. 

One night the old ship really rolled. There were 
groanings such as are only heard on the ocean. That 
night we selected to gather on the deck and play kid's 
games. Can you imagine playing musical chairs while 
all the available chairs were rolling away across the 
floor? Well, we did it. Some French people on board 
really enjoyed the missionaries for they said they had 



Lisbon, Portugal never seen such dignified people who could act the way 
Nov. 11, 1943 we did. Several nights the missionaries and the Frenci-. 

played these games. The result of this contact was tnat 
before we left the ship one of the high officials of the 
French party came to enjoy the Sunday service of the 
missionaries. 

There is no place in the world that can compare to 
a ship for rumors. "Yes, we will call at the Azores." 
"No, we won't call at the Azores." "The Germans will 
attack." "The Germans won't attack." "The English 
can challenge us." "No, the English can't challenge 
us." So it goes on day after day. Since none of these 
terrible things happened unto us, we praise the Lord 
for His great goodness to us. 

We found that, although the ocean is a very large 
place, people can be found there. I had foolishly ex- 
pressed the desire to sight a convoy on the way over. 
Just for good measure we saw two. Which direction 
they were traveling none of us knew. There was great 
excitement on board when these ships were sighted. 
One we saw in broad daylight the other after dark. It 
really was weird at night to see a darkened ship signal- 
ling ours to turn around and go another direction. 
Some folks were frightened. Yes, and that isn't all, 
for one day a German airplane looked us over. How 
wonderful it was to be neutral. So we who are savea 
can sail through the sea of life knowing that we are 
safe in Him who always works for our benefit. 

We had been praying that the Lord would work lor 
us when we arrived in Lisbon. He answered again ex- 
ceedingly abundantly above all that we had hoped. 
As soon as we reached the pier in Lisbon a Portuguese 
gentleman boarded the ship and asked to see all the 
missionaries. He had arranged for porters to carry our 
bags, for the toll at the customs house, and for hotels 
for the night. When we arrived at our hotel after 
eleven o'clock at night we found a good dinner waiting 
for us. This man is a Christian of Lisbon who appar- 
ently has great standing in the community. He 
arranges for all the sailings after we are here. He took 
care of our visits to the police and all such things. 
Last night he took us all to church. Imagine our con- 
sternation when lie got all of us on board the car (like 
the Toonerville trolley) but he failed to get on. He 
grabbed a taxi and followed the car and thus was able 
to signal us when to get off. We are all very happy to 
have him for a friend. 

The way it looks today we will be stranded here until 
January. However, I do not mean to waste any time. 
There is a French colony here and I hope to be able to 
find a place to stay with French speaking folks. If the 
Lord opens sucli a place for me, I will be most happy. 

At present there are many missionaries here. The 
evangelicals of Portugal are most happy about it. For 
a long time they have been alone. Now their leaders 
feel that the presence of the missionaries will be a 
blessing to the people. They can see with their own 
(Continued on page 15) 



11 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




NEWS FROM 
SOUTH AMERICA 



MRS. CLARENCE L. SICKEL, under date of October 
12, writes a letter from Rio Cuarto which should send 
us to our knees before the Throne of God in their be- 
half. They have not only been wrestling a bit with 
the infirmities of the flesh, but Catholicism is raising 
its slimy head and sinking its fangs into the true chil- 
dren of God as it has done through the centuries wher- 
ever it dared to do so. Mrs. Sickel says: 

"I am feeling better than I was a few weeks 
ago but I am still having to husband my 
strength for the deposit seems to be just about 
used up. I don't know why it is that this clim- 
ate, which after all doesn't seem to be so dif- 
ferent from that of many parts of the States, 
seems to leave me 'finished up' so soon. We are 
still hoping that we won't have to consult any 
more doctors and that my strength will gradu- 
ally come back I appreciate more than I can 
say your interest and that of the entire Board 
in my condition. I truly feel that the 'come- 
back' thus far is due to answered prayer and 
that I can look to the Lord for a complete re- 
covery. . . 

Clarence is away this week in special meet- 
ings in Carlota. Hill is still having to struggle 
with his health, as they have perhaps writ- 
ten you. He is finding the same difficulty as I, 
finding a doctor that one can trust. He is go- 
ing to try a little less activity and so Clarence 
is taking over the work at Alejandro for a 
while. 

This work in Argentina certainly needs your 
prayers. There never has been a time, dur- 
the twenty-five years that we have been con- 
nected with this work that it has seemed that 
we were so close to having the door closed in 
our faces. Ever since the last revolution the 
Catholic clergy has been speaking with more 
and more authority. The Army Chaplain fre- 
quently speaks out now, in his daily radio 
broadcast, against the evangelicals. The Mor- 
mons were denied the privilege of holding 
services in a theater here last week, not be- 
cause they were Mormons but because, as the 
Jefe Politico told them, this country is Catho- 
lic and is going to remain so. Since this is the 
man who has charge of most of our district, 
things don't look too well for the coming tent 
campaigns. Clarence hasn't talked to him as 
yet, preferring to wait until shortly before the 
first one is to begin in Canada Verde on No- 
vember 3. Meanwhile everything is being 
placed in readiness. I believe that they 
couldn't deny us the privilege, but it certainly 
wouldn't be the part of wisdom to attempt that 
sort of a meeting if the authorities were 
against it. 



We are so happy over the stepping up of the 
work here in Rio Cuarto. It looks as though 
we are going to need new benches for both 
the annex and the center before summer is 
over. There are a number awaiting baptism 
and new faces in the services. The young 
people's rallies this year have done a lot of 
good among the young people. The distances 
are so great between the missions that it has 
presented problems to get the young people 
from one place to another but it has been very 
much worth while. The first one was held at 
Almafuerte, the second here on the ninth of 
July with over a hundred young people, and the 
last one is to be at Laboulaye on the 12th. And 
because of this we are looking forward to a 
great young people's camp the first week of 
the new year. 

Remember me in a special way to Mrs. Bau- 
man and give her my love. How much we do 
appreciate your birthday greetings that even 
in war time reach us almost on the day. Just 
how do you manage it?" 

FEET WASHING 

(Continued from page 10) 

the gracious ministry? "If I wash thee not, thou hast 
no part with Me." 

This is very solemn, and it demands our most serious 
attention. Next in moral importance to having the 
conscience purged by the blood of Christ stands this 
cleansing of our ways by the action of the Word, 
through the power of the Holy Ghost. The former 
gives us a part in Christ; the latter, a part with Christ. 
That is never repeated; this must never be interrupted. 
If we really desire fellowship with Christ, we must allow 
Him to wash our feet moment by moment. We cannot 
tread the pure precincts of the sanctuary of God with 
defiled feet any more than we can enter them with a 
defiled conscience. 

Hence, therefore, dearly beloved in the Lord, let us 
look well to it that we have our ways continually sub- 
mitted to the purifying action of the precious Word of 
God. Let us put away everything which that Word 
condemns; let us abandon every position and every 
association and every practice which that Word con- 
demns, so that our holy fellowship with Christ may be 
maintained in its freshness and integrity. 

5000 










Our western news reporter sends us the following 
news concerning early reports of The Home Missions 
Thanksgiving offerings: Whittier church around 
$1200.00; 2nd church Los Angeles, $2000.00; Compton, 
$500.00; 1st church Long Beach, $6600.00; and Modesto, 
$1063.75 and more coming in. All this is certainly good 
news and real cause for thanksgiving. 



12 



January 1, 1944 




7<4e Wo^k in the liauca 

By Rev. and Mrs. Joseph H. Foster, 
French Equatorial Africa 




Rev. Joseph H. Foster 



"O Lord 

Revive thy v»ork In the midst of the years. 
In the midst of the years malte it Itnown 
In wrath remember mercy." 



I am worlting a worl( I 

ivhich ye will not believe though 



day, 



be told you. 



We believe we are able to take these words from the 
Book of the Prophet Habakkuk and apply them to the 
work and working of God in the native churches of 
the Bouca-Batangaio field, and not be guilty of wrest- 
ing the Scriptures. 

In the following, we will try to give a summary of 
the work since its beginning. We do not aim to criti- 
cize, minimize nor underestimate the work done by 
our predecessors or co-laborers, because our ideas of 
carrying on the work were different. Neither do we 
aim to exalt our work above any other, nor be boast- 
ful about it. For each one has followed what he 
thought or felt was the best way to do missionary work 
effectively; and, even though we used different meth- 
ods, it does not mean that they were wrong and we 
were right. God had blessed all the work and it has 
prospered. 

For eleven years we followed in the footsteps of our 
fellow-missionaries, as we replaced them when they 
left for their furloughs. We always hoped that the 
time would come when we would be able to try out oi.r 
ideas, and put them into practice. An old proverb says: 
"All things come to those who wait." The proverb came 
true for us, when, in 1936, we were appointed to open 
a new work in the Bouca-Batangafo field. However, 
we do not attribute this blessing to the coming true 
of the proverb, but to the working of our mighty God. 

As far as active missionary work was concerned, it 
was a comparatively new field. Our first contact with 
the people was made when we visited the field in 
February, 1935, though Mr. Sheldon had been here 
previous to that time. When we arrived at Bouca we 
found a native worker laboring here from the Baptist 
Missions. As far as we recall, there was no one at 
Batangafo. Some of the people had gone, and had 
stayed at some of their Mission Stations long enough 
to hear the Gospel and accept it. But as a whole, the 
people had little or no knowledge of the Lord Jesus 
and His saving grace. 

Even though Mr. Sheldon had made several visits to 
Bouca prior to us, yet nothing definitely had been done, 
because of lack of missionaries. Thus, for a short time, 
the Bouca-Batangafo field fell into the hands of the 
Baptist Mission. However, in June, 1935, plans were 
formulated to cede the entire field to the Mission 
Oubangui-Chari, though in reality we were occupying 



Joseph H. Foster 



it previous to that date. In fact, after our first visit, 
we sent native workers both to Bouca and Batangafo 
and, for a few monhs, the two groups worked together 
at Bouca. 

This all came about during Brother and Sister Shel- 
don's second furlough to the homeland. We were sta- 
tioned at Bellevue during their absence. After our first 
visit to the new field, we immediately located chapel 
sites and sent the demands to the Government. We 
never received a reply to the demand for the Bouca 
site; and, to date, we have moved three times. That is, 
we are now occuping the third site. The Batangafo 
demand was recognized and granted. We still occupy 
the same site; and, in March of this year, it was 
granted to the Mission as a permanent mission site. It 
is a beautiful location, much higher than all the sur- 
rounding country It gives us a beautiful view in every 
direction. 

We had not been in Africa very long until we formed 
some definite ideas of what we felt was the best 
method to help these people. And from observation, 
we came to three definite conclusions. They are as fol- 
lows: 

First — If the natives were ever to develop into 
useful citizens and strong Christians, they 
must learn that the missionaries did not 
come to be their big "Baba" in the sense 
of supplying their material needs, which 
they expected to a great extent. It is true 
they were poor, but they had strong bodies 
with which to work. They must therefore 
be taught to work with their hands to pro- 
vide the necessities of life for their fami- 
lies and themselves. Their natural inclina- 
tion was to roam around the bush and 
streams, hunting and fishing, but never 
catching anything, then cry with hunger. 
They must learn that the missionaries did 
not come to be a "Carryall," but to broad- 
cast the Gospel to all. 
Second — If the native church were ever to grow 
into a strong healthy body of believers, it 
must be self supporting. The church must 
support its pastor and native workers 
when they give their full time service to it. 
They must do the giving instead of expect- 
ing the missionaries and the homeland to 
supply their needs. They must either build 
or pay for the building of their chapels. 
They must care for their widows- and 
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themselves. They must care for their sick 
so far as possible and bury their dead, etc. 
etc. 

Third — The native church must be self propa- 
gating. If Africa is ever to have the Gos- 
pel preached systematically in every vil- 
lage, it must be done by the native 
believers. There never will be mission- 
aries enough to be in all the villages' as fre- 
quently as necessary in order to instruct 
the people properly. And even if there 
were .sufficient, we cannot get the mes- 
sage to Ihcm as understandingly as the 
natives themselves. This we realize after 
we have taught a portion of the Scriptures 
to our native workers and then, in turn, 
hear them present it to their people. They 
know all the "Ins" and "Outs" of native 
life, customs and worship, and can 
present the Word in such a way that the 
people can grasp It. 

In the beginning of our missionary career, we were 
not familiar with the phrase, "Indigenous church" but 
we had the idea, and were anxious to see if it were 
practical among a heathen people. We always heard, 
"It can't be done!" Our opportunity came when the 
Lord opened this field for us to enter and take pos- 
session. 

While we were still at Bellevue, replacing Mr. Shel- 
don, we came to Bouca to examine the first converts. 
We found 39, who as far as it was possible to discern, 
were ready for baptism. They entered the baptismal 
waters about noon on a Sunday after the morning 
service. Thus at 4 P. M. we observed our first Love- 
feast, and thus the Bouca work was established. It 
would be interesting to write of that first Love-feast, 
but that must wait for another time. Suffice it to say 
that it was held on a hill overlooking Bouca post with 
trunks of trees for seats and the blue heaven as a 
canopy. 

We have lost many out of that first 39, but we praise 
the Lord for those that remain. Among them are four 
deacons, one deaconess; one catechist, occupying one 
of the chapel points; and Abraham, the pastor of the 
Bouca church. These seven have been faithful from 
their uniting with the church eight years ago. 

At Batangafo, our first converts were baptised some 
time later. There were only eleven to begin the church 
there. They were baptized on a week day. Then, In 
the afternoon we had our first Love-feast. It was held 
on the veranda of the old rest-house. It was a close 
up, because the veranda was only about five feet wide. 
Of those eleven, there are three catechists at chapel 
pMDints; two are deacons, one was a deaconess and has 
gone on to glory. These six have been faithful from 
the day they accepted the Lord as their Saviour. Thus 
with these two groups, the work in this field began 
and has grown to its present status. 

No doubt, questions have arisen in your minds. First, 
whether we put our convictions' into practice? If so, 
have they proved successful? In answer to these ques- 
tions, we will not try to explain but, as briefly as pos- 
sible, try to give you the facts. 



First — When we first came to Bouca and Bat- 
angafo, we plainly told the people that we 
did not come among them in order to sup- 
ply their material needs; that we had come 
to give them the Word of God, which 
would free them from the chains of the 
devil and show them the way of eternal 
life in the Lord Jesus. Then, too, that 
same Word would show them how to live a 
Christian life. 

Result — We have no beggars. We are not mo- 
lested by one asking for one thing and an- 
other for something else. But, when there 
is a real need, the church takes care of it. 
They visit and pray for the sick, and when 
anyone has been sick and unable to work, 
they help them materially. They bury 
their dead. By this I mean, if someone has 
been sick a long time, so that they have 
no resources, the Christians take up an 
offering, then buy the cloth to wrap the 
body in before burial, buy and make food 
for the grave diggers and whatever else 
is necessary. Two weeks ago a believer 
died. The Christians took up an offering 
that amounted to 215 francs; and, later, 
another one came and put 50 francs on 
top of it. They paid all the expenses for 
the burial, then gave the remainder to the 
widow and her two children. 

Second — We have never supported a church or 
chapel worker since the beginning of the 
work, unless Brother Sheldon did so from 
Bellevue while we were home on furlough. 
However, we believe he did not, because 
they have always had their own offerings 
at these two posts. No mission money has 
been supplied from the homeland, nor 
been expended to carry on the spiritual 
work by the native church. The responsi- 
bility was placed on the church. 

Result — The church took the responsibility. 
They have from the beginning sup- 
ported their pastors, and their vernacular 
teachers, and have paid for the building of 
their chapel here at Bouca. Also, they 
have paid for the pastor's house. These 
two buildings cost a little more than 
3000 francs. Now they are saving their 
money to put benches in the chapel. Thus 
far, they have been sitting on logs. 

Third — Self propagation. The Bouca field has 
now fifteen established chapel points with 
a catechist at each chapel. They look for- 
ward to opening three more this dry sea- 
son. When a worker is chosen as a village 
worker, he is not promised any remuner- 
ation. If there are offerings, he receives 
them. But there never are until there are 
believers. Therefore, instead of sitting 
around idle when the villagers are in their 
. gardens, he too goes to work. He and his 
family have a cotton plantation and their 



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food gardens. He builds his own house, 
though many times the chief gives him 
help. In a general way, he supports him- 
self. It is now the policy of the Mission, in 
so far as possible, to have workers remain 
in their own village to do the work of the 
Lord. 

In the Bouca district there is an ap- 
proximate membership (active) of 500, and 
at least that many in the converts classes. 
At every chapel point there are some who 
read and are now learning to write. 

What we have said of the Bouca work is 
also true of Batangafo. However, they have 
eighteen chapel points with one worker at 
each place. They have an active member- 
ship of approximately 600, and a great 
many in the converts' classes. In their 
treasury, they have about 6,000 francs with 
which to build their new chapel this dry 
season. The system of the workers sup- 
porting themselves is the same as at 
Bouca. 

Besides those who are permanently located at 
chapels, there are a number who go to villages every 
Sunday morning to meet with those who are unable 
to come to the station to attend the services. Then, 
too, there is a group of Sunday School teachers who 
teach classes in five and sometimes six different lan- 
guages. It never is possible to tabulate all that is be- 
ing done, but these are the highlights of the spiritual 
activities at both Bouca and Batangafo. 

In conclusion, we wish to add that out of all the 
workers we have had. only three came to us as trained, 
ready for service and they have long since gone. All 
the others have been taught and prepared since wo 
became resident missionaries in May, 1938. We regret 
that we had to send many out before they were suffi- 
ciently equipped to take up so great a work, but we 
are looking forward to a much better trained corps of 
workers in the future. 

We covet your prayers for all whom the Lord has 
chosen and sent forth. They have many trials from 
many sources, and they need you as co-prayer helpers. 





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MISS RUTH SNYDER 

(Continued from page 11) 
eyes people who are willing to brave the dangers of 
this present war to carry the gospel to the ends of the 
earth. This makes me happy even here. It was an 
awful feeling at first to see the taxis blacked out and 
all the windows taped for possible air raids, but if the 
Lord sent us here to help these few Protestants, then 
we are all glad to be here. 

I must explain why you have not received a medical 
blank from me. I could not get a doctor to examine 
me! We have fallen into strange days. However, I have 
a letter from my regular doctor saying that I am in 
good health. I shall send that to you when I reach the 
field. The ship's doctor examined the passengers but 
he merely looked at me and said, "Good health, huh." 
It cost me a dollar to have those few words spoken! 

Next month I hope to be joined by the Beavers. I 
shall try to find a French pension for them too. We 
do not want to waste the Board's money. However, 
since this is the only way to go, most every church has 
missionaries here. 

Please join your prayers to mine that all of us mis- 
sionaries here will be a living testimony to Portugal. 
In Him, 

Ruth Snyder 



THE GRIPSHOLM 

(Continued from page 10) 
fitted themselves for work in those Asiatic countries. 
They studied the native languages and dialects and 
the habits of the people. Many of them taught in those 
languages. They have adjusted their personalities to 
the Asiatic environment to which they consecrated 
their lives. What are they to do now? 

It is hard for stay-at-home Americans to understand 
that none of these people can hate their old friends. 
And they will want to go back when this war is over. 
Some will find their way back. The simple people of 
any Asiatic country are gentle and kindly, except when 
aroused over some question of "face," which is reaii" 
dignity. Then they become hysterical and Co mau 
deeds. But there will be among these Gripsholm refu- 
gees more memories of warm friendships and happy 
human relationships than there will be of torture in 
concentration camps. And as distance in time and 
space sets them further away from the past year or 
two, they will remember more the past twenty or thirty 
years. The Asiatic is a warm personality who takes 
friendship seriously. He wOl always be missed by any 
one who has' ever known him intimately. 



Bystander: "Look at that youngster — the one with 
cropped hair, the cigarette and trousers. Is it a boy or 
a girl?" 

War worker: "It's a girl, she's my daughter." 

Bystander: "My dear sir, do forgive me, I would 
never have been so outspoken if I'd known you were 
her father." 

War worker: "I'm not — I'm her mother." 

One night a half-dninken man 
came into a meeting and asked 
the question: "Preacher, since 
you are so mighty, could you 
walk on water?" "Yes," the 
preacher said, "A whole lot bet- 
ter than I could on whiskey." 



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FUTURE PREACHERS AND PREACHERS WIVES 
Beginners class of The Winona Lake Brethren Su nday School. Most of these are children of Semmary 
students. Reading from left to right, (first step), Jaa et Aeby; Harriet Lawlor; Johnnie Lawlor; Douglas 
Horney; Tom Horney; (second step) Lawrence Hutch inson; Alan Hutchinson; Herbert Collingndge; Erwin 
Ckjllingridge; Max Hoyt; (third step), Liela Bury; Maewin CoUingridge; ohn Edwin Balyo. 



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LDITORIALS 



By Mrs. C. W. Mayes 

THE PRECIOUS PEARL 

Three things are spoken of in the New Testament 
as being of great price or very precious. One of them, 
the pearl of great price, which is the church, does not 
surprise us. We know the price which was paid for it 
when Christ, the Merchantman, sold all He had to 
obtain it. 

If we could but comprehend liow very precious and 
beautiful it is to Him, we would love it more and be less 
ready to mar and hurt it by careless conduct or harm- 
ful criticism of other members of that body. 

THE PRECIOUS OINTMENT 

The second thing so described was the alabaster 
box of ointment that Mary poured upon the person of 
Christ. The ointment was costly, but it was the love 
and devotion back of Mary's offering that made it so 
very precious in the eyes of our Lord. 

It made little difference to Mary that Judas criti- 
cized her as extravagant and foolish, or that the rest 
of the guests did not appreciate her efforts. Her offer- 
ing was to the Lord. 

THE PRECIOUS SPIRIT 

The third thing makes us marvel most of all. This 
meek and quiet spirit mentioned in 1 Peter 3:4, as very 
precious is in a Christian woman. 

Of no labor or toil that men can render is such a 
thing said. Like Mary's ointment, it is fragrant to 
God. Like the lovely pearl without spot or blemish, it 
is beautiful in His sight, and yet it is within the reach 
of every Christian woman. 

It might lead us to a life of strenuous service for 
the Lord, but that service would be a joy and not a 
burden. On the other hand, it would be equally preci- 
ous if we were so encumbei'ed by suffering or cares as 
to make it utterly impossible to perform any outward 
service for Him. 

What more could we ask as Christian women? Why 
should we seek prominence or admiration from others 
when it is within our privilege to develop and show 
this meek and quiet spirit? 

Not gold, nor pearls, nor costly dress. 

Nor manners that the world thinks right: 

But meekness, love, and gentleness 

Are pleasing in God's holy sight. 

And she who with these graces rare 

Adorns her heart and life and ways. 

Will bear their fragrance everywhere 

And be a blessing all her days. 

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PROGRAM FOR FEBRUARY 

Song 

Prayer Circle 

Bible Study: Salvation, Suffering and Judgment. 

Special Music 

Mission Study: The Called-out Body in Africa. 

Offering: Foreign Missions. 

Benediction 



APOLOGiES TO MRS. CREES 

The very splendid mission study entitled, "Cleanse 
the Leper," printed in our last W. M. C. issue was writ- 
ten by Mrs. R. D. Crees of Waynesboro, Pa. Due to an 
error her name did not appear with the article. We 
sincerely regret this omission. 



PRAYER REQUESTS 

By Mrs. Ralph Rambo 

Ephesians 5:15-17 is a wonderful admonition for us 
all. 

1. Please pray definitely for the husbands of five 
Christian women. 

2. Continue to pray for a deepening of spiritual life 
among our women of the Brethren Church. 

3. Pray for a real awakening among the unsaved of 
the La Loma district of Modesto. 

4. Pray for the Christians who are prisoners of war. 

5. Pray for cur shut-ins everywhere who are unable 
to enjoy the Christian fellowship of our assemblies. 

6. Remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. 
Editor's Note: Be sure to read Mrs. Sheldon's article, 

adding to this list the requests she has mentioned. Re- 
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"Ike GalUd'Oid liodtf. in /J^n^ica 



By Mabel C. Hamilton 

"The people that walked in darkness have seen a 
great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow 
of death, upon them hath the light shined" (Isa. 9:2). 



In the annals of modern history there is one contin- 
ent which has been almost a synonym for darkness and 
death — Africa, the great dark continent, with its hun- 
dreds of square miles of impenetrable jungle, its 
legions of death and destruction, its countless tribes 
steeped in blackest sin and heathenism. There are 
millions of human souls, walking m darkness, dwell- 
ing in the land of the shadow of death. 

At last, so many centuries after Christ, that great 
continent is beginning to have its opportunities for 
light. During the past century Africa has come more 
and more to the fore until now it is traversed from east 
to west, from north to south, by the lightbearers of the 
Cross so that throughout that land many have seen 
a great light. 

The Lord has been most gracious to us as a Brethren 
Church in permitting us to have no small part in the 
transforming of that continent from darkness to light. 
Situated almost in the geographical center of that huge 
continent lies the field of the Oubangui-Chari Evan- 
gelical Mission. There, in an area of perhaps 75.000 
square miles, your Brethren missionaries starid against 
the fiery darts of the wicked one, slowly but surely 
prevailing over the deeplv imbedded fears and super- 
stitions of heathenism while at the same time restrain- 
ing the ever-growing threats of Catholicism and Mo- 
hammedanism. 

During the past twenty-five years since the first 
party of Brethren missionaries sailed for Africa, those 
who have had the rare privilege of serving Christ in 
that land of darkness have had many opportunities to 
witness the m,arvels of His grace as one by one souls 
have been called out for His glory. From a small dim 
ray the light has grown until now upon thousands 
who sat in darkness the light hath shined. How we do 
praise God for those who, having seen the Light, have 
turned from darkness to serve the true and living God ! 

Come with me as we now take a few glimpses into 
the heart of that land and see for ourselves the evi- 
dence of the Light shining .into many darkened hearts. 
calling them out unto the Lord. Let us first take a 
little trip many miles over rough unknown territory 
with our beloved pioneer, James Gribble, as he made 
his first exploration trip into the Karre tribe. The 
women of the party are left behind, waiting at Car- 
not. In anticipation of the time when the Lord will per- 
mit them all to labor in this tribe. Brother Gribble 
seeks boys who v;ill be willing to return with him to 
Carnot, that during the waiting days they may begin 
studying the Karre language. One of those chosen for 
the return to Carnot is a young man, Noatemo. It was 
not long under the influence of missionary life and 
teaching until Noatemo stepped from darkness to 
Light. He chose the name of John. Through many 
testing and trials, a faithless wife, a childless home, a 




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prolonged illness, and many 

other difficulties, the Lord has 

seen him safely through and 

given him victory, granted him 

healing for his body and the 

conversion of his wife, until now 

John Noatemo stands as a true, 

dependable Christian leader, an 

ordained elder in the growing, 

expanding Christian church in 
Africa. 

And now it is three or four years later and we are 
going to visit a French School, the first one in that 
part of Africa. The building is only a grass-roofed, 
mat-walled shed with the crudest of log benches for 
the seats. Behind a table stands the teacher, a young 
missionary girl just beginning her African career. 
We slip in at the back of the room and are interested 
as well as amused at the teacher's attempts to each a 
foreign language to a group of little bush boys. We are 
finally attracted by one bright, alert little chap. We 
do not need to know his name for there are many like 
him now m our schools. Let us follow this lad's history. 
He not only makes good progress in French, but also 
comes to know the Lord. Interested and capable, the 
boy goes from the Mission school to an advanced gov- 
ernment school at Bangui and from there on to 
medical training. Six or seven years ago he was sent as 
native nurse to take charge of a government dispens- 
ary at Baibokoum. During the years of his government 
training he had not forgotten his Christian training so 
he began immediately to gather others around him in 
the evening to pray and talk about the Lord. There 
was no mission v.'Ork anywhere near. Then one day a 
man came to Brother Jobson with a plea that our 
mission would send someone to them and take them 
under our care. A visit was made to them fmore than 
100 miles away) and a few weeks later thirtv were 
baptized, to form the first bodv of believers in Baibo- 
koum. They sent men from their group to the Central 
Bible School at Bozoum for training and latest reports 
are that for tribal and locality convenience that ever- 
growing church has divided into three groups so that 
now Baibokoum has a First, Second, and Third Breth- 
ren Church because the light shone some twenty years 
ago into the heart of one little lad. How we do praise 
God for our Christian laymen, many of them in gov- 
ernment employ. Pray for them as they face such 
tremendous temptations in "Caesar's household." 

And now several more years have passed. It is early 
in 1933 and the small beginning in Africa has growii 
to three mission stations and a large number of 
chapels. The Light has shined into many darkened 
souls. We go to the Bellevue station and slip into the 
little mud church. Up in front, with a missionary, is 
a group of native Christians and they are clamoring 
for Christian names. Among the group is an interest- 
ing couple: tall stalwart Yase with his tiny little wife, 
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By Charles W. Mayes 

1 Peter 4:1-19 



This chapter is built upon the foundation of the 
sufferings of Christ on Calvary. Because of what He 
did in bearing the penalty of our sins, salvation is a 
reality for believers. This is not an empty truth. It 
is rather a truth which produces fruit in the daily lives 
of God's people. Our sufferings are given purpose 
when God controls our lives. 

I. Suffering with Christ means living unto God 
(1 Peter 4:1-2). 

We are told to have a mind adjusted to suffering in 
the Christian life. That is, we may expect to suffer if 
we are wallcing with the Lord. Suffering as a Chris- 
tian becomes sort of a ministry to which we may be 
called, but it is not given to men and women of the 
world. Their sufferings, because of their rebellion to- 
ward God, will bring neither glory to God nor reward 
to themselves. Only those called unto holiness and liv- 
ing close to the Lord can suffer with Christ. Such suf- 
fering is at the opposition of the devil and the devil 
would not malce it hard for his own. Suffering as a 
Godly Christian proves that we are living for the will 
of God to be done. Frequently in our church life we 
may have hard and trying times. These times cannot 
be called suffering with Christ if caused by our own 
failures and inconsistencies. Suffering brings glory to 
God when it is ours because of our right living, but 
not when caused by our blunders and sins. 

n. Christ suffered for those who are dead in sin 
(3-6). 

Those dead in sin live in lasciviousness, lusts, drinlc- 
ing, revelings, and the lilie. Christ died to save us out 
of these things. Believers, therefore, should stay out 
of these! There is a judgment day coming. Some 
church members may think they "get by" in this day 
living lilce the world and the devil's children, but there 
is a day of reclconing ahead. For believers to try to live 
on in sin would appear to mal^e Christ's salvation of no 
value. God wants His people to live controlled by the 
Spirit and not by the flesh. 

III. Suffering with Christ is to be the special ex- 
perience of true believers near the end of the age 
(7-10). 

In this section we see what it will be lilce when "the 
end of all things is at hand." In soberness we are to 
have a sound mind, able to "thinlc straight" concern- 
ing the things of God. If we linow that suffering is 
the lot of God's people at the end of the age, and this 
day has many marks of the end time, we must expect 
to suffer as Christians. 

Believers will overcome if they watch unto prayer. 
Neglect of prayer means defeat as we face Satan's 
opposition. 

In the end of the age it will be increasingly difficult 
for God's people to get along together. How many 
churches are torn by petty strife ! Jealousies, carnality, 
self-will and criticism grow in the lives of Christians 



like weeds in a garden. Every refreshing from the 
Lord like rain, brings more weeds. God's Word tells 
us that "charity (love) among yourselves" will cover 
these things and crowd them out of the church garden. 

Our sufferings and oppositions make us nervous, 
irritable, and cause us to snarl in a back-biting spirit. 
This should not be so. Our sufferings should soften 
our hearts toward God instead of hardening us. This 
is the day for believers to use friendliness, hospitality 
and kindly love for each other. Although we mig:it 
object that others should not expect us to go out of 
our way for them, we should do it graciously and with- 
out a grudge or a murmur. There is nothing we have 
ever received which can compare with God's gift of 
salvation and His grace in us. It is only logical to be 
gracious toward others, even when they do not deserve 
it. God places His grace in us that we may be good 
stewards of it. A steward guards his possessions and 
uses them for the glory of the owner. So we are to 
let God's manifold and wonderful grace flow through 
us. 

IV. Suffering with Christ gives opportunity for us 
to speak with authority (11). 

The world will listen to the believer who can prove 
that he really has something from God. If we have the 
grace of God in our living as well as our heads, the 
world will take our message seriously. But even at 
such a time, our cnly message for a lost world is God's 
Word, the written oracles. While people will listen to 
us, we are to serve God in any capacity the Lord en- 
ables us to fill. Once we have the confidence of others, 
we are not to exalt ourselves, or even our church. We 
are to exalt Christ. God is glorified when Christ has 
the preeminence in our talk, our plans, and the use of 
our time and money. 

v. Sufferine with Christ is the unfolding of God's 
purpose for believers (12-17). 

Sufferings for a Christian should come as no sur- 
prise. Furthermore, they do not mean that we are out 
of the will of God. They mean we are in the place to 
be used. When suffering from the oppositions of Satan 
and unbelievers, we are said to be partakers of Christ's 
sufferings. It may be hard today, but when He appears 
in His glory we will be glad with Him. 

If we are opposed for the name of Christ, we should 
be happy about it. The man who witnesses for Christ 
in the shop and then is ridiculed and called "deacon" 
or "preacher" may not enjoy the accusation, but he 
has a right to claim the joy of the Lord in such a situa- 
tion. God will pay him well for such faithfulness in 
the day of glory. On the part of unbelievers, such 
opposition is not really against the believers, it is 
against Christ. It is Christ who is thus evilly spoken 
of. In the believer, the Lord is glorified and exalted. 

While encouraging t)elievers to be willing to suffer 
for Christ, Peter warns that there is no glory for us 



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Found in 




Our Mail 



Dear Sister Kent and all members of the W. M. C: 

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Saviour from 
all of us in Africa to all of you at home. 

Good reports have come in from Brothers Kliever 
and Dunning in blessings received and victories won 
in their Native conference. Brother Dunning's letter 
we have already sent in; but Brother Jake's was rather 
abstract, so we v^ll try to fill in that which he left 
unsaid! 

Brother Kliever says: "Just got back from visiting 
Bocaranga, Baibokoum and the Laka Field. Have much 
to praise' the Lord for. We had two good sectional 
Native conferences, three communion services, one 
baptismal' service, and opened four new chapels, three 
of which are in the Laka Field. These are the first 
chapels opened in the -Laka tribe, and one in the 
Bocaranga Subdivision." 

With these few words from Brother Kliever we get 
just a glimpse of the work done. It does not reveal 
the many miles of traveling accomplished on foot, 
bicycle and auto. Neither does it reveal the amount of 
the missionaries' strength that has been consumed in 
making this extensive trip. Brother Jake says: "I came 
back the most 'all in' that I have ever been, except 
when I was down with malaria at the coast." To hear 
Jake say that means that he used his strong body 
beyond the measure of strength that he possesses; it 

when we suffer for our own sins. If we suffer for be- 
ing an evildoer, or a gossip, or a meddler in other men's 
matters, we should know that we have brought it upon 
ourselves. It is better to suffer as a Christian for doing 
the will of God. God has not promised to keep His 
children out of trouble when they suffer for their own 
sins. Here God has a law which operates. Judgment 
begins at the house of God. God is interested in 
properly disciplining and rewarding His people. The 
sufferings of believers will be rewarded if they suffer 
with Christ, and judged if they suffer because of their 
own sins. 1 John 1:7-9. 

If God is so holy that He will not overlook sin in His 
own people, what must be His attitude toward those 
who obey not the gospel of God? This question is 
answered in Rev. 20:11-15. 

VI. The sufferings of Christ produce practical re- 
sults in human lives (18-19). 

The righteous are "scarcely saved." That is, they are 
only saved by the grace of God and that through the 
sacrificial death of Christ on Calvary. There He suf- 
fered all the guilt for our sin. Even though we are 
scarcely saved, it is a wonderful salvation by His grace 
through our faith (Eph. 2:8-9). 

It is practical for us as believers to commit the keep- 
ing of our souls to God. He will weigh out for us just 
the sufferings He knows we can endure (1 Cor. 10:13), 
reward us in the glory (Rom. 8:18), and give us con- 
fidence here and now that He cares for every one of 
His people (1 Peter 5:7). 



also means he traveled and then traveled some more. 
He is no weakling, therefore we know that miles upon 
miles were covered with those long legs of his. 

Now we are not saying this in order to work up 
sympathy for our brother, but to show you that a Bible 
conference in the bush is real work. It is not a case 
of "Stepping in, stepping on, and let her go"; but it 
is step by step, mile upon mile, here a little and there 
a little until great distances are covered. When the 
heat of the day has been endured, one arrives dead 
tired at a mosquito, rat and goat infested rest house; 
sometimes with a snake or two, scorpions and centi- 
pedes thrown in for good measure. And, as was the 
case with Jake on one occasion, a "lion quartette" 
made the night just a little more interesting. 

Your food is prepared by a boy who is just as tired 
and worn out as yourself, so you take pity on him and 
let him serve you the quickest thing possible. The 
quickest meal in Africa is an omelet. Usually as soon 
as a white man arrives in a village, the chief begins to 
scout around for eggs. Of course, fresh eggs in a vil- 
lage are not to be had, so the hen who is about ready 
to hatch her brood is robbed of about three prospective 
chicks. The chief brings them, you thank him, and 
he struts away feeling that he has done his best to 
supply your need. The boy is half asleep when the 
eggs are stirred into an omelet and you are altogether 
asleep when he serves it. Since it fills an empty place, 
you swallow it usually with a cup of tea and in less 
time than it takes to tell it you are off in the land of 
dreams. In the morning you waken so fit that you 
never realize you had unborn chicken the night be- 
fore ) 

The mornings in Africa are beautiful. You rise feel- 
ing that the world is yours and forget all about the 
heat of yesterdav by thinking of the prospective bless- 
ings of the day before you. 

About 6 a. m. the natives begin to gather for the 
service. They are anxious to hear what is inside of 
you that wants to come out, as one expressed himself 
one time to Brother Kennedy. It is usually an expect- 
ant crowd that awaits the missionary. The native 
workers especially are in high spirits. They give out 
months at a time and one who is really interested in 
his work is ready for a fresh infilling of the Word. 
One cannot know the joy of giving forth the Word to 
those who really "hunger" and "thirst" for it until 
he experiences the eagerness with which they drink it 
in. As they sit before you, they look up into your face 
with eyes, mouth, ears and heart wide open. Then as 
a new truth sinks in they repay you with a broad 
smile, or a shake or nod of the head. Brethren, it is all 
"joy, joy, joy" to feed the hungry 1 The great blessing 
is that this heavenly food never runs out; the more 
you give of ft the more remains. No wonder Jake said, 
"I had a blessed lime." 

Of course, many other things besides teaching enter 
into Bible conference work. Perhaps a missionary has 
not been able to cover the territory for some time: 
conseqiiteitly, when he does visit with the people there 
are palavers to hear, sin must be dealt with and in 
some cases arrangements must be made for chapels to 
be buiit, churches organized, babies dedicated, love 
feast to be held, converts to be examined, others to be 
baptized, and many other things to be taken care of. 
Here the pastors are not with all of the "flock" every 



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day of the week, nor every week or month so things pile 
up for him. 

Having shown you some of the joys and trials that 
await the pastor in Africa who is doing Bible confer- 
ence work, we invite you to pray "without ceasing" for 
this great and fruitful task that the Lord has opened 
up for them. 

In His precious name and service until He comes or 
calls, 

Mrs. Rose Foster. 
Dear W. M. C. Sisters: 

It has been such a long time since we have written 
of our activities that it is hard to find a starting point. 
Our Council meetings are a real blessing to those who 
attend and we deem it a real privilege to fellowship in 
a special way at least one evening each month with 
women who know the Lord. The prayers of those who 
rest in His grace and the words of those who trust in 
His promises bring us a little nearer to the throne. 

We are singularly blessed in having Mrs. C. B. Shel- 
don and Mrs. Garner Hoyt living in our community. 
Their presence and participation are a pleasure. 
Recently Mrs. Sheldon capably reviewed Mrs. George 
Bell's story "Adrift" and emphasized the Father's lov- 
ing care. Incidentally, this book by J. H. Hunter stirs 
the hearts of all who read it. 

Mrs. George Cone, wife of the pastor at Ankeny- 
town, was our guest speaker at a pot-luck supper spon- 
sored by the W. M. C. for all the women and friends 
of the church. Her inspirational and challenging talk 
was the subject of many conversations in the follow- 
ing days. 

We have packed and sent several boxes of clothing 
to Clayhole and each member brought a toy to our 
Christmas meeting to be sent to our Kentucky moun- 
tain mission. The publicity committee deserves much 
credit for making and sending clever invitations each 
month to members and friends of the Council. The 
response in interest and attendance has well repaid 
the effort expended. 

We are praying that more women in our church will 
become interested in home and foreign missions and 
that our Council may be of real service to the Lord. 
In His Name, 
Mrs. Karl J. Garling, 
President of Ashland Council 

5000 

Happy New Year! It is not how long you live, but 
how well you live, that counts. 

5000 

CRITICISM 

It is easy enough to pick out flaws, 

In the work that others have done; 
To point out errors that others have made. 

When your own task you haven't begun. 
It's easy enough to fuss and find fault, 

When others are doing their best: 
To sneer at the little they have achieved 

When you have done nothing but rest. 
It's easy to cavil and carp. 

To criticize, scoff, and deride; 
For few of us have ever done perfect work 

No rriatter how hard we have tried. 



"PRAY YE. . ." 
By Mrs. C. B. Sheldon 

"I will pray for you" were the farewell words spoken 
as the gangplank was pulled up and the ship glided 
out to sea. The Statue of Liberty waved goodbye and 
the New York skyline faded away. The missionary 
couple went down to their cabin and brushed back the 
tears that would come, consoling themselves in the 
fact that they were being remembered at the throne 
of grace by so many. 

Time flew by on silver wings and these ambassadors 
of Christ arrived in Central Africa. After serving for 
a time on an older station they went to open a work 
in a pagan tribe who knew nothing of the coming to 
earth of our Lord Jesus'. They had been bound by Satan 
for centuries and it seemed so hard to reach them for 
Christ. Their language had to be reduced to writing 
and the Word translated into it, which seemed almost 
impossible. Some of the professed Christians returned 
to serving idols and this nearly broke their hearts. 
Finally, the wife was stricken with malaria and grew 
worse until the heavenly chariot swung low and carried 
her away to the heavenly mansions. The husband was 
brokenhearted but consoled himself with the fact that 
the folks at home were praying for him. 

In time his health broke and the doctor ordered him 
home. With what joy he viewed again the stars and 
stripes of our own native land. No one knew he was 
coming and he slipped in unseen at a mid-week prayer 
meeting. The folks prayed for the Sunday school; they 
prayed for the building fund and for each other — but 
alas, they forgot the missionary! He had been gone too 
long and too many other things had come in. 

Have you forgotten to pray for the missionaries as 
his church did? The Word says, "Ask and ye shall re- 
ceive." Some souls may be going to a Christless grave 
in Africa or elsewhere, all because you have not prayed. 
Prayer is requested that the door may be opened so 
that missionaries now detained at home may return 
to the work which is so needy. Pray also for the new 
missionaries who are under appointment to go forth 
but are unable to sail because of the lack of govern- 
ment visas. Remember the Foster's, whose furloughs 
are overdue, but who remain because there are so few 
to care for the work. Pray also for the Kliever's, who 
need to get away from the tropics. Pray for the native 
pastors who must daily face heathenism and who are 
tempted and often fall. They are not giants of faith 
but sinners saved by grace and they need your prayers. 
Pray for the translation and spread of the printed 
Word. This work requires much time and patience and 
the need is for more missionaries to care for it. "Pray 
ye . . ." Make your requests definite and He will 
answer. 

5000 

I strove, with faltering lips, to speak of Thee, 
To tell the power of Thy humanity. 
But oh ! one upward look at that calm face 
Compelled a downward glance of self-disgrace. 

Its purity appalled! its love did thrill 
My inmost being, spirit, soul, and will; 
Felt was that beauty I could not express. 
Love in mute stricken tears of tenderness. 

A. M. A. W 



JANUARY 8, 1944 




The Siite/Uijoad 



FEBRUARY 

THE CHALLENGE OF CHRIST— TO FEAST ON 
HIS WORD 

JOHN 6 

Memory Verses — John 6:47, 48 

PRAISE SERVICE 

SCRIPTURE— John 6:1-14. 

PRAYER CIRCLE 

DEVOTIONAL TOPIC— "The Challenge of Christ 

to Feast on His Word." 

CHORUS— "Saved to, Tell Others." 

MISSIONARY TOPIC— (Found on W. M. C. page). 

SPECIAL NUMBER 

MISSIONARY BIOGRAPHY 

BUSINESS SESSION 

BENEDICTION 







PRAYER BOX 




1. 


Thank the Lord for His Word and for the | 




privilege 


of studying it together. 




2. 


Pray for 


Rev. and Mrs. Jobson as 


they serve 




the Lord 


in Africa. 




3. 


Pray for 


Kathryn, David and Roger Jobson. 



A year of self-surrender will bring larger blessings 
than four-score years of selfishness. — Van Dyke. 

5000 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA S. M. M. 
NEW OFFICERS 

President — Miss Frances Bradley 

428 East 49th St. 

Long Beach, 5, Calif. 
Sec.-Treas. — Miss MarceiUe Williams 
6793 Lewis Ave., 
Long Beach, 5, Calif. 
Patroness — Mrs. Grant McDonald 

511 W. Burchett 

Glendale, 3, Calif. 

sooo 



.—My New Year Advice: "Stand ye in the ways, and 
see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, 
and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls." 
Jer. 6:16. Your Patroness, Leila Polman. 

BOOO 

In the New Year: "Whatsoever ye do in word or 
deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving 
thanks to God and the Father by him." Col. 3:17 



ol MdA^if and Manuka, 

NEW YEAR'S WISHES 

What shall I wish thee? Treasures of earth? 
Songs in the springtime, pleasure and mirth? 
Flowers on thy pathway, skies ever clear? 
Would this insure thee a happy New Year? 

What shall I wish thee? What can be found 
Bringing thee sunshine all the year round? 
Where is the treasure, lasting and dear. 
That shall insure thee a happy New Year? 

Faith that increaseth, walking in light; 
Hope that aboundeth, happy and bright; 
Love that is perfect, casting out fear; 
These shall insure thee a happy New Year. 

Peace in the Saviour, rest at His feet. 

Smile on His countenance, radiant and sweet. 

Joy in His presence, Christ ever near! 

This will insure thee a happy New Year. 

— Frances Ridley Havergal 



"THAT WONDROUS LIFE OF THE SAVIOUR" 

Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, con- 
quered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mahomet, 
and Napoleon; without science and learning. He shed 
more light on things human and Divine than all phil- 
osophers and scholars combined; without the elo- 
quence of schools. He spoke words of life as never were 
spoken before or since, and produced effects which lie 
beyond the reach of orator or poet; without writing a 
single line, He has set more pens in motion, and fur- 
nished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions, 
learned volumes, works of art and sweet songs of 
praise, than the whole army of great men of ancient 
and modern times. Born in a manger, and crucified as 
a malefactor, He now controls the destinies of the 
civilized world and rules a spiritual empire which em- 
braces one-third of the inhabitants of the globe. There 
never was in this world a life so unpretending, modest, 
and lowly in its outward form and condition, and yet 
producing such extraordinary efforts upon all ages, 
nations, and classes of men. The annals of history 
produce no other example of such complete and as- 
tounding success in spite of the absence of those ma- 
terial, social, literary and artistic powers and influ- 
ences which are indispensable to success for a mere 
man. 

—Prof. Schaff. 



A NEW YEAR PRAYER 

What is my wish for this New Year? 
What is my hope — for the day is here? 
More patience, Lord; more faith in Thee; 
More true vision Thy will to see; 
More submission the whole year through; 
More strength, O God, Thy will to do; 
More love for those outside the fold; 
More grace to tell the story old. 

— Mary Holden Willingham 



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Russell D. Barnard, Pastor Firs t Brethren Church, Dayton, Ohio 



Chapter 6. 
THE HUNGRY FED 

Were you ever hungry? Possibly it was after you 
had worked hard in the field all day, or had been on 
a long hike, and when you returned you were so 
hungry you could hardly wait until mother had the 
evening meal ready? In our Bible Lesson there were 
many, many people who had been following Jesus, in 
fact 5000 of them. They were just that hungry, and 
Jesus told His disciples net to send them away without 
food lest they should become faint before they arrived 
home. But the disciples were perplexed; it would take 
many dollars worth of food to feed them, and thej' 
had only a little food with them. They asked Jesus 
what they should do. Of course, Jesus knew what He 
would do. so He asked the disciples to have the people 
sit down on the green grass. Just one lad had food 
with him, a lunch of five barley loaves and two small 
fishes. Jesus performed a great miracle. He accepted 
the lad's lunch and multiplied it until all the people 
were fed, and they had 12 baskets of food left over. 
The 6th chapter of the Gospel of John tells the story, 
and this chapter is our Scripture Lesson for this eve- 
ning. 

BREAD AND THE BREAD OF LIFE 

Jesus uses the common thing, bread, to illustrate 
the most uncommon thing, the Bread of Life. All the 
people knew about bread; they ate it every day. How- 
ever, none of them knew about the Bread of Life until 
Jesus told them about it. The people were not only 
hungry for barley bread, but they needed the Bread of 
Life, too. All people have the greatest need for the 
Bread of Life. But what is the Bread of Life? Jesus 
said. 'T am the Bread of Life." It isn't just that Jesus 
gives us the Bread of Life, but He is the Bread of Life. 
Jesus says He is the "true" Bread; this is because He 
perfectly meets a}l the needs of our sinful hearts. The 
world has many things which are attractive and even 
useful, but without Jesus Christ as a Saviour it does 
not have Life. 

.JESUS USES THE LAD 

Jesus used the disciples and the little lad in the 
feeding of the 5000, and He uses human helpers today 
in carrying the Gospel to a lost world. Of course, Jesus 
could have handed every piece of bread to every 
hungry person with His own hands, but, if He had 
cared for the hungry people in that way, the disciples 
would have lost the joy of seeing hungry people fed 
and the lad would have lost the joy of seeing his five 
barley loaves used. In the same way, Jesus could 
appear directly to every lest person in all the world, 
or He could send an angel to each one. But rather 
than this, Jesus chose to honor His fellow-helpers in 
the world, and give them the .!oy of telling the story 
of Jesus to others. God uses ministers, missionaries, 
Sunday School teachers, and individual Christians 
everywhere to tell the story of salvation. 

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NOT THE LAD ALONE 

The disciples could have been ever so willing to help 
feed the hungry people, the lad could have been ever 
so willing to have his five barley loaves used, and the 
people would still have gone away hungry. Five barley 
loaves among 5000 men, how large a helping do you 
suppose each person could have had? 'Well, all the 
preachers in the world today could never satisfy the 
spiritual hunger of a single man. It took Jesus then, 
and it takes Jesus today, because He is the Bread of 
Life. Bread satisfies our hunger; it makes us healthy 
and strong; it makes us grow. All of these things are 
true of the Bread of Life. Before we have Jesus we 
are spiritually dead; after we have Jesus we are alive. 
Our soul is healthy and strong as we fellowship with 
Him. Living for Jesus and trusting in Jesus all the 
time makes us grow. 

COME! BELIEVE! 

I know how to eat, don't you? Do any of you remem- 
ber when you had to ask, "Ho'v\ do you eat?" Well, 
our parents taught us, and since then it has just been 
a second nature to us. Some of us may want to asK, 
"Kow do you eat this Bread of Life?" Some spiritually 
blind people in Jesus' day said, "Will He give us His 
flesh to eat?" Well, we don't actually eat His flesh, 
but there is something that we can do that will be just 
the same as feasting on His flesh as the Bread of Life. 
Verse 35 of this 6th chapter of John tells us. It says, 
'he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that 
believeth on me shall never thirst." Yes, you've guessed 
the two words; "cometh," and "believeth." Now, I can 
understand these things. I can come to Jesus, and I 
can believe on .lesus. The Bible says that's jus*' t.he 
same as eating the Bread of Life. The Bible is Gods 
Bock, and in readmg it I learn of Jesus and I grow. 

FOR AND AGAINST 

Jesus is the great divider; He divides the whole world 
into just two classes; those who believe on the Lord, 
and those who deny Him. These multitudes were di- 
vided in just that way. Some of them said of Jesus' 
teaching, "This is a hard saying; who can hear it?" 
The others, with Simon Peter as their spokesman, 
said, "Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the 
words of eternal life." They believe and receive the 
wonderful gift of eternal life. They would now enjoy 
the Bread of Life as their daily diet. Jesus wants 
everybody to believe on Him and receive this wonder- 
ful gift, but many are turning away in unbelief. With 
sorrow in His heart after so many had turned away 
offended, Jesus said, "Will ye also go away?" Please 
don't forsake Jesus, Love Him and His Word, and then 
you will enjoy a daily diet of the Bread of Life. 

5000 

All the long year through, the joy that you give to 
others is the joy that comes back to you. 



JANUARY 



1944 




Blat^^afLi 



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4 



(lea. and M^. ^aldi)H 




Rev. Jobson 

Orville Deville Jobson was born July 11, 1900 in 
Alcalu, South Carolina, and spent the years from 190d 
to 1917 in eastern North Carolina. He was christened 
in the Methodist Episcopal Church South at an early 
age. but was definitely saved when fourteen. 

At the age of seventeen, he left the South and went 
to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad for three years. 
He had drifted away from the^ Lord, but in 1918 was 
reclaimed for His service and at once began to prepare 
for Christian work. He enrolled in the Philadelphia 
School of the Bible. It was here he met Alva J. 
McClain and came into the Brethren Church. He 
served as student pastor in New Jersey until he left 
for the foreign field. 

Feeling he could be of help to Brother Gribble. he 
filled in his application Easter Day, 1921 and in 
September, right after national conference, he sailed 
for France. 

In Paris he met Miss Charlotte Hillegas. 

Miss Hillegas was born in Berlin, Pennsylvania, July 
21, 1888. She had the privilege of having a Christian 
home, although her mother went to be with the Lord 
when Charlotte was but two years old. While teaching 
in the public schools in Pennsylvania, the way opened 
for her to attend the Moody Bible Institute. Here she 
heard many stirring missionary addresses and it was 
then the Lord called her to the African field. After 
graduating, she went to teach in the mission in 



Mrs. Jobson 



Kentucky. She had been accepted by the foreign board 
and sailed for France in May, 1921. 

On October 6, 1921 she and Mr. Jobson sailed for 
Africa, arriving at Bassai in December, 1921. 

They were married at Bozoum on November 10, 1922. 
This was the first marriage of any of our missionaries 
on African soil. 

On their first furlough they spent one year in France 
to study the French language. This permitted them to 
open the French School at Bassai, where they taught 
nearly all of their second term. They opened up new- 
work among the Tale during their third term and Mr. 
Jobson has been a teacher in the Central Bible School 
for many years. 

In 1928 he was made Field Superintendent, which 
position he still holds. 

To this union were born three children. Kathryn 
was born in Africa, February, 1924. She is now taking 
nurse's training in Germantown, Pennsylvania. 

David was horn in Berlin, Pennsylvania, February 9, 
1925. At present he is serving in the United States 
Army, Medical Division. 

Roger was born in Africa, May 9, 1928. He is making 
his home with briends in Long Beach, California. 

They returned to the field from their last furlough 
in March, 1942. 

Both are members of the First Brethren Church of 
Philadelphia. 



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really a soul winner, was accused of talking about 
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Some people laughed at Sophia for doing this. She 
replied, "Some people say they saw me talking to a 
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CHOSEN BEFORE HE KNEW IT 

By Frances Noble Phair 

The heavy door of the "Reginald Harvey Home for 
Homeless Girls and Boys" burst open. A blast of vi^intry 
air and a flurry of snowflakes seemed to blow a big 
man into the wide, brightly lighted hall, as thousrh the 
weather man were saying with a friendly slap on hio 
back, "There, that's where you belong!" 

The groups of girls and boys playing in the big liv- 
ing rooms seemed to think so too, for the big man was 
promptly surrounded by a happy crowd helping him 
out of his heavy overcoat, asking questions, chattering 
too fast to hear his answers, laughing with "Uncle Ed," 
and loving him with all their hearts. How long ago 
Edwin Marshall and his little wife had become "Uncle 
Ed" and "Aunt Fanny" to the one hundred children 
who lived in the Home, no one could quite remember; 
perhaps it happened when one of the early comers had 
made a mistake in reading the neat stone lettering 
over the front door and had called it "The Reg'lar 
Happy Home." And "Happy Home" it always was to 
the children within its walls. Now, for a week, there 
had been one empty white bed in the boy's dormitory, 
and every one knew that out in the cold, lonely out- 
side world was some hungry-hearted boy who would 
soon know the joy of finding a place among them. 

"Have you got him. Uncle Ed?" chorused half a dozen 
voices. 

Uncle Ed shook his head as he settled dovra in his 
big arm chair. "Not yet, but I think I've found him — 
now it's your turn," he added with a smile. 

Heads nodded. Very well the boys and girls in Happy 
Home knew he meant they were to pray for that little 
stranger, chosen, but not yet inside the protecting walls 
of the Home. 

"What shall we sing tonight?" asked Aunt Fanny 
when they all were settled for evening devotions. 

"I think we better sing 'The Ninety and Nine,' " said 
Paul, a serious, pale-faced lad who was always near 
her. 

When the song ended, many prayers rose to the 
Good Shepherd for that one who was still outside the 
place of love and shelter they had come to know. As 
the children of Happy Home drifted into dreamland, 
Uncle Ed and Aunt Fanny sat by the glowing fire in 
their cozy little office. It was the unwritten law of the 
Home that every child who entered must come of his 
or her free choice. If he really wanted to come, he 
would be happy there and would keep it a "Happy 
Home" for the other boys and girls. But this little 



street waif for whom their hearts were longing had 
neither parent nor friends to bring him to see the 
Home, and he himself did not know there was such a 
place. How could he be reached and a desire started 
in his heart for a home with them? 

The low murmur of their voices ceased, and the 
man went to his desk and taking a pad wrote quickly 
for a few minutes, then folded the paper, slipping it 
into the envelope which he put in his pocket. The big 
front door closed quietly behind him, shutting in the 
warmth and cheer. Outside the wind still tossed flur- 
ries of snow into the faces of those who hurried 
through the streets. 

* * * * 

It was still early in the evening, but Tommy O'Brien 
was cold and hungry and tired. Those three papers he 
just could not sell! No one wanted to buy. "Paper, 
Mister?" he cried eagerly to the big man whose steps 
slowed up at his corner. 

"Yes — in fact I could use several papers this evening 
— could you sell me — say three?" 

"Sure!" Tommy was almost breathless. What luck! 

As the nickels changed hands, the big man drew an 
envelope slowly from his pocket. "Tommy," he said, 
"now that you have sold your papers, would you run 
an errand for me? I want to send this note to my 
wife." 

The lad forgot the biting cold and his weariness, and 
he raised his eyes to the kind face above him with that 
straight-forward, alert expression tht'.t had first won 
kindly Uncle Ed's interest. Tommy trusted this man 
who often bought a paper and always had a kind word 
and sometimes a sympathetic question to ask. 

"Can you read the address. Tommy?" 

"Fourteen Thirty-Two Stonehurst Street" read 
Tommy slowly. 

"This is the way you find it," and the man explained 
carefully which way to go. 

"He's sure a swell guy," said the boy half aloud as 
he sped through the dark streets. "He said the big 
gate won't be locked till nine — I bet I can make 
it O. K." 

Hurriedly pushing open the big iron gates, the boy 
ran nimbly up the broad steps of Number Fourteen 
Thirty-Two on Stonehurst Street. A bright light shone 
over the door, making clear and bold the stone letters. 
Slowly Tommy spelled them out: "Reginald Harvey 
Home for Homeless Girls and Boys." Then his eyes 
wandered to the neatly lettered words on the door: 

"Ask. and ye shall receive: 

Seek, and ye shall find; 

Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 

Whosoever will may come." 

Wonderingly he spelled it all out. He had never seen 
such words as these on any door before. He remem- 
bered suddenly — the letter! Hastily he rang, and 
swiftly the door opened and he was looking into the 
smiling face of the children's "Aunt Fanny." 

It was easy to accept the invitation to come in while 
she read the letter. Afterwards as he walked slowly 
through the darkness toward the old shed where he 
slept on a heap of straw under a ragged quilt, T«mmy 
wondered whether what had followed could be a dream 
— that bright, beautiful room, the hot cups of cocoa 



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and the big sandwich, and the apples, the few loving 
words about the wonderful picture that hung over the 
fire— the Good Shepherd who loved and died for boys 
like himself— and then those last words of the Smiling 
Lady, "This Home is for boys like you. Tommy. I wish 
you would come to live with us." 

He had gazed dumbly into her kind eyes, hardly able 
to mumble, "Thanks." And now it was all over! The 
rosy-cheeked apple he ate as he walked proved it was 
no dream— but it was over. Back at the shed. Tommy 
wasn't so easy to go to sleep tonight. The prayers of- 
fered in Happy Home that the new boy would want 
to come were being answered. 

The Christmas season came and went. It was both 
a happier and sadder time than any other Tommy 
could remember, happier because the Big Man was 
a regular customer and there was always his kindness 
to look forward to: and then— delicious thrill— each 
night as soon as his papers were sold, he darted 
through the surging holiday crowds to the quiet of 
Stonehurst Street, and like a shadow slipped through 
the gate and up the steps to hide behind a convenient 
post and watch, through a window where the curtain 
was always open a little, the glorious fim that went on 
within. And after the children trooped out of sight 
upstairs, he would read and read again those strange 
words — "Knock, and it shall be opened ... whosoever 
will may come." Then there was the crowning joy on 
Christmas Eve when the Smiling Lady passed his cor- 
ner, pausing long enough to greet him and slip a neat 
little package under his arm. In that package were 
socks (his half-frozen toes fairly tingled with pleas- 
ure) and candy and cake. 

Yet the days went by, and Tommy's face was sad that 
bitter New Year's Eve. The cake and candy went so 
fast, the Big Man always disappeared in the crowds, 
and the girls and boys vanished up the broad stairway 
Yes, the last night of the old year was a sad night, for 
he was always outside. 

Slowly his tired feet climbed the stone steps. He was 
later tonight; the jolly New Year's Eve crowds had not 
been interested in papers. He watched the children go, 
singing tonight, up the broad stairs. The Smiling Lady 
stood at the foot of the steps and said good-night to 
every one. Something blurred his sight for a minute, 
and when it was gone he found himself looking at the 
writing on the door. "Whosoever will may come." It 
seemed to call to him. 

Early that evening when the Big Man had stopped 
at his corner for a little chat. Tommy had worked up 
the courage to ask, "Please, Sir, what does 'whosoever' 
mean?" 

A smile like sunshine flashed over the man's face, 
"Why, Lad, that means you — or me, or anybody." 

Now as Tommy stood at the window, a resolve was 
forming in his mind; he would do it — hadn't she said 
she wished he would? His hand crept to the bell. 
Almost he turned and ran when he heard it ring, but 
the door opened ."suddenly, almost as though some one 
had been waiting And the Big Man's smile was so 
friendly, just as if he had been expecting him, that it 
wasn't really very hard to say (though he did almost 
twist his old cap to rags while he got out the words) 
that he, Tommy, was "whosoever" and he did want to 



come in to stay— and why, right away he was in and 
belonging to Uncle Ed and Aunt Fanny as if he had 
always belonged! 

The next evening. New Year's night, Tommy couldn't 
quite bear to go upstairs when the others did, though 
Paul was beckoning him from the top. What miracles 
one day had brought or perhaps it was that white bed 
that changed him overnight from a lonely, homeless 
wanderer to waken to Paul's shout of v/elcome and find 
himself belonging to the Happy Family — from Uncle 
Ed to white-faced Paul who claimed him as his chum. 
He stood before the fire, looking up at the Good 
Shepherd carrying His little lamb. Pointing, he said 
to Aunt Fanny, "That lamb feels like me. He came to 
Good Shepherd cuz he was lonesome and cold." 

"Yes," said Aunt Fanny, "but the Good Shepherd 
was out looking for him and loving him and wanting 
him." The boy gave her a surprised, questioning look 
that she understood. "Yes, we were wanting you, 
Tommy. Out of all the boys in the city, we had chosen 
you for the empty place." The look of joy that came 
into the boy's face brought a lump in her throat and 
she went on with a little catch in her voice. "But you 
see. Tommy, belonging to God's family is even more 
wonderful than belonging to our Happy Home. I am 
sure that He chose you before He made this world; you 
were chosen in Him — in Christ before the foundation 
of the world. Just as we chose you but waited for you 
to choose us, so He waits for you to come to Him. Would 
you like to answer His loving choice of you tonight?" 
Tommy's eyes shone. "I sure would," he said. 
They knelt together by the fire, and Tommy thanked 
God for choosing him, and he accepted Jesus, the Good 
Shepherd, as his Saviour. As they rose from their 
knees. Tommy forgot his shyness and gave the 
motherly little lady a hug of delight. "Now I 'blong to 
you forever, don't I? To God and you. I guess I 
answered your invitation cuz all the time God was a 
choosin' me. Doesn't He 'nvite everybody?" 

"Yes, Tommy," Aunt Fanny said earnestly, "He does 
invite everybody. The words on the door are His in- 
vitation, 'Whosoever will may come,' but when we 
accept His invitation and come in we find on the other 
side of God's door that we are 'chosen ... in him be- 
fore the foundation of the world'. And 'if any man be 
in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed 
away; behold, all things are become new.' Things are 
new for you, outside and inside, too, aren't they?" 

"I'll say!" exclaimed the small boy. He looked 
proudly down at his new suit; and then, gravely into 
the sweet face above him he rubbed his chest and 
added, "I feel differ'nt in here some way." 

"Yes," said Aunt Fanny, "you are different. There 
was sin there before, wasn't there?" 
Tommy nodded emphatically. 

"But when you took the Lord Jesus to be your 
Saviour, His precious blood that He shed for you when 
He died on the cross washed your sin away. And now 
you are really His child and so have a heavenly Father, 
a loving Saviour, and a clean heart. And you are on 
your way to the Home we call Heaven, which is better 
than the best 'Happy Home' on earth can ever be." 

Long after Tommy had fallen asleep in his white bed 
that precious first night of the New Year and of his 

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NAMES 

They are interesting, and they really become a parr, 
of the personality. Doris would never seem like tho 
same girl if we called her Susie. 

When I was in high school, really what we now call 
junior high. Miss Kelly, one of the teachers, called the 
girls by their first names, preceded by Miss. Miss Kelly 
abominated nicknames and was very rigid and cross. 
I haven't forgotten. My chum was Lottie Rumbold, 
daughter of a well known physician. She was a rollick- 
ing sort of girl, and smart enough to be envied. Lottie 
loved the out-doors, always walked to school, a 
long distance. In the summer she liked to go out 
to their farm on the Merrimac river, and in the 
most ordinary clothes, hike, climb fences, swim, ex- 
plore, and make friends with the farm animals. 

One day, in peremptory tone, "Miss Charlotte Rum- 
bold will take her place at the blackboard." There was 
a soft giggle. Lottie did not budge. 

"Did you hear me. Miss Charlotte?" 

"But my name is Lottie. My mother, father, brothers, 
and sisters all call me Lottie." 

"We are not using diminutives in the classroom. 
Lottie is not a name." 

But later on, while in school, Lottie wrote an inter- 
esting story, which was published as a small book, 
author, Lottie Rumbold. She took the full medical 
course and practiced medicine as Dr. Lottie Rumbpld. 

Charlotte Dix was my grandmother's name. She had 
a gentle dignity. The name suited her. 

Yes, my turn came. "Miss Mary." I protested, "I 
was named May." Severely, "May is no name." 

"I wasn't named after anybody. My mother just 
liked the name. The same way with Genevieve. She 
just liked it, and I'll always like and want it because 
she liked it." 

"That's enough. Miss Mary," with one eye closed. But 
mother wrote a note, and that settled it. 

My dearest friend is named Mary. It would be horrid 
to call her May. There is a significance in names and 
most of the time they fit. 

But there's a name that John mentions in Revela- 
tion. No matter what your name is, you will want this 
"new name." "To him that overcometh will I give . . . 
him a white stone, and in the stone a new name writ- 
ten, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth 
it." (Rev. 2:17). Turning away from temptation, from 
sin, keeping the heart pure, the lips clean, developing 
your highest nature, there comes a whiteness more 
brilliant than a diamond, revealing a "new name." 
(The Normandie, Columbus, Ohio) 



new life as God's child, Aunt Fanny stood at the win- 
dow looking over the roofs of the great city, first with 
tears of joy that the wandering lamb had come into 
the fold, and then with tears of sorrow that in the great 
city so many girls and boys and men and women wan- 
dered in the desert of sin and did not listen to or even 
know the loving invitation that is always being 
sounded forth through the death of His dear Son to 
begin a New Year with God. 



THE CALLED-OUT BODY IN AFRICA 

(Continued from page 19 1 

Bedane. As the missionary helps choose names he gives 
the Yase the name of Jacob. He then suggests several 
suitable names for Bedane but she refuses them all. 
Finally he asks her what is the matter, to which she 
replies, "Am I not Jacob's wife? Then I must be 
Rachel." Jacob and Rachel grew in the Lord by leaps 
and bounds. He became Sunday School Superintend- 
ent, then evangelist, and finally the ordained elder for 
the Bellevue field. Rachel also grew. She learned to 
read, taught a Sunday school class and became a real 
help-meet in Christian service. Several years ago the 
Loi'd saw fit to call Rachel home. As she lay dying, 
she asked Jacob to promise to permit no mourning at 
her funeral. Jacob promised and all day long he sang 
hymns to drown the cries of the mourners and led the 
funeral procession singing hymns all the way. Truly 
the Light had shone into the hearts of this devoted 
couple and called them into service for Him. 

And now let us take a modern trip into some part of 
our field. We are busy as we arrange our duffle bags, 
trunks, and chop boxes. Long before sunrise we are 
dressed and then with the first morning light we climb 
into our one-wheel pushes, the boys pick up the fifty 
pound loads and balance them on their heads, and we 
are off for a few weeks in the bush. We are planning 
to visit each village on our path. We approach one 
village and find a lovely chapel built on the outskirts 
of the town. The Christian workers and their families 
come running and gather about us. How glad we all 
are at this reunion. In many villages we find these 
little groups. 

We are nearing another vUlage and notice a couple 
of logs placed in a little clearing. What is that? Why, 
there is one school boy in this village and that is where 
he gathers the children to teach them Scripture verses 
and syllables. Sometimes we find a little place out- 
lined with rocks . . . here three or four Christian boys 
gather to pray ... a real house of prayer, having 
neither walls nor roof but full of deep significance to 
the children who gather there. How wonderful to see 
such things at the outskirts of the villages rather than 
the old idol altars of former times! 

At last we have entered a village where we see no 
evidence of the Light having come here. We gather 
the people together and sit down facing them with our 
own group of boys around us to help with the singing 
as we do not expect any help from the congregation. 
Imagine our surprise as we sing "What can wash away 
our sins?" to have them take up the refrain "Nothing 
but the blood of Jesus." Upon inquiry we learn that 
a boy from another town comes once a week to teach 
them songs and Scripture verses. 

And so we travel from day to day, seeing heathenism 
m all its deepest, blackest forms in many places and 
yet through the dark picture runs an ever-growing 
thread of Light. Our Lord is busy, slowly but surely, 
in spite of difficulties, calling out a body for Himself 
from that great land of heathen darkness. Praise God 
for the Light that can transform Africa! 

5000 

To say that all Christians are missionaries Is the 
same thing as saying that all Christians are Chris- 
tians; the former must be true if the latter is. 



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JtuAfian Jli^e ^ade^ Qod'6. IClncfdaHt 



By Rev. L. L. Grubb 




We come now to a consideration of human life under 
the Millennial Kingdom. There have been many 
queries concerning it. Some ask, "Will there be any 
(Sickness or sorrow there?" One boy 
asked, "Will men play baseball 
during the kingdom?" It is ap- 
parent that we can only hope to 
give some general idea of the 
practical lives of men during that 
blessed age. 

By far the most important 
aspect of life is the spiritual 
aspect. The Lord Jesus Christ will 
be the spiritual as well as the civil, 
L. L. Grubb ruler. He will combine in Himself 

the functions of both King and Priest (Psa. 110 ; 1-4 1. 
The church and the state have been at sword's point 
since the beginning of the human government. God 
expressly forbade the kings of the Old Testament to 
fulfill the ministry of the priests. Popes and kings, 
rulers and churchmen are yet widely divided concern- 
ing the limits of the power of each. What a contrast 
to see both gloriously combined and functioning to 
the glory of God in Christ. Such a combination will 
be conducive to the finest spirit of worship toward 
God. The temple worship will again occupy its central 
position in Jerusalem and the departed glory of God 
will again return to its portals (Ez. 37:26-28; 43:1-7). 
The Jews will be God's preachers proclaiming His Word 
in mighty, eloquent power (Isa. 61:6). Those to whom 
the oracles of God were given will return to their 
God-given task as a disobedient Jonah to Nineveh. 
There will be no apostasy in the worship because 
Christ is the Ruler! The immediate result will be an 
almost universal worship of Jehovah! Those who re- 
fuse to worship will be compelled to do so (Isa. 66:23; 
Zech. 14:16-19). God is graciously making the accept- 
ance of Christ a voluntary thing today! Have you 
taken advantage of this fact? 

Of next importance is the social life of the kingdom 
dwellers. At the basis of our Lord's world program 
will be the provision of complete social justice for all! 
Just recently a magazine called "Social Justice" was 
barred from the United States mails because basically 
it advocated ideas that could not result in social justice 
in this age. "Share the wealth" plans have been ad- 
vanced as a means of procuring social justice. Just 
two facts make all such plans completely impractical 
now. First, we live in a world where men are selfish 
and depraved and care nothing for the rights of others. 
Secondly, who is going to be the final authority as to 
how the wealth is to be shared? During the Millen- 
nium there will be no exchanging of millions of dol- 
lars in a few hours on the New York Stock Exchange. 
There will be no forty or sixty wealthy families. Tene- 
ments will be gone and a real "share the wealth" pro- 
gram on a divinely planned and administered basis will 
be in effect (Psa. 72:1-4, 12-14). 

The result will be what we would all like to hear just 
now — wars will cease! The Lord Jesus Christ will 



speak peace to the nations of the earth and they will 
live side by side in complete national tranquility (Zech. 
9:10). This blessed, converted condition will not be 
spasmodic but will continue permanently through the 
power of the reigning Christ (Isa. 9:7). Much time, 
money, and effort have been expended in the world to 
bring about national peace! Where are we today? 
Why? Because the depraved, warlike natures of men 
must be changed before they can live at peace with 
each ether. The expenditures would have been justi- 
fied in a great effort to bring the gospel of Christ to 
a lost world. Is it wrong to pray for peace? No, but 
the prayer for peace should contain at the same time 
a broken-hearted confession of sin (Dan. 9:5, 11, 16). 
One cannot rid the well water of vicious disease by 
painting the pump! You can take the Word of God 
for it that there will be no permanent peace until the 
Prince of Peace comes! It is certainly right to strive 
for as much of it as possible until He comes! Then 
our hobby-ridden phrase "They shall beat their swords 
into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks" 
(Isa. 2:4) will be literally true! Today the industries 
of the whole world are engaged in beating all the metal 
they can find into implements of war. We must face 
the facts as they are, but we can do it through the 
spiritual peace that our Lord gives even now to those 
who love Him (John 14:27). 

No longer will the rights of others be trampled under 
the sinful feet of tyranny and crime. Today we pay 
for the sins of others! Our crime bill is usually $15,- 
000,000,000 per year, not paid by the criminal, but by 
the one assaulted. Institutions for those who are 
morally deficient are today supported by those who 
are morally straight. We pay for locks on our doors 
because retribution is collective. The FBI, police de- 
partments, etc., are supported by the nations law- 
abiding citizens. If a man burns my house I suffer 
too! Not only will men respect the rights of others 
in that time, but they will individually die for their 
own sins (Jer. 31:30). 

One of the most amazing contrasts between this 
kingdom life and the present is the elimination of all 
sickness, disease and physical hazards! (Isa. 33:24, 
65:25). Notice v>fhat a sweeping change this will make 
in human life! No more need for hospitals, doctors, 
nurses, surgeons, drug stores, medicine houses, insane 
asylums, surgical manufacturers, hot water bottles, ice 
bags nor any of the equipment necessary to combat 
disease. Since, according to the Scriptures, there can 
be no accidents, and wars have ceased there will be 
no use for any of these things. The indication is that 
even childbirth will be painless for the curse will be 
lifted. What a tremendous burden will be lifted from 
the shoulders of humanity when the Great Physician 
who performed healing miracles while here upon the 
earth the first time returns to make that healing min- 
istry permanent! 

This will logically result in the restoration of long 
life to every human being. Sin brings death! When it 
is removed there is no reason for death. An individual 



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^ipec^o/^ 4^0^ PGA>UlUo4i>e^ 



YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW 

There are two days in every week about which we 
should not worry — two days which should be kept free 
from fear and apprehension. 

One of these days is yesterday with its mistakes and 
cares, its faults and blunders. All the money in the 
world cannot bring back yesterday. 

The other day we should not worry about is tomor- 
row with its possible adversities, its burdens, its large 
promise and poor performance. Tomorrow also is be- 
yond our immediate control. Tomorrow's sun will rise 
either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds — but it 
will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in tomor- 
row, for it is as yet unborn. 

That leaves only one day— today. Any man can fight 
the battles of just one day. It is only when you and J 
add the burdens of those two awful eternities— yes- 
terday and tomorrow — that we break down. 

It is not the experience of today that drives man 
mad — it is remorse or bitterness for something which 
happened yesterday, and the dread of what tomorrow 
may bring. Let us, therefore, journey but one day at 
a time. — Author Unknown 

5000 

CHRISTIANS, A STUMBLING BLOCK OR A 
MIRROR OF HIS GLORY 

A little girl seeing the beautiful stained glass 
windows of the church, and watching the sunlight 
stream through them, said, "Who are those people on 
the windows?" Her aunt said, "They are the saints." 
"Now I know what saints are," the girl said, "They are 
not people who wear ugly clothes and bonnets. Saints 
are people who let the light shine through them." 

What your unsaved loved ones think of the Lord 
Jesus Christ is the result of what they see or fail to 



a hundred years of age shall be called a child (Isa. 
65:20, 22). Thus men will be able to attain great 
heights' in the study of the Word of God, various ave- 
nues of education and science. Einstein's Theory of 
Relativity should be like the ABC's to the Millennial 
man (Isa. 33:6 ARV marg.). 

God will then pour out the fullness of person and 
power of the Holy Spirit upon all men (Joel 2:28, 29). 
He will be Christ's agent to perform the miracles which 
will then be common. The blossoming of the desert 
and great changes in the earth will all be wrought by 
the Spirit. The most menial servants of God will then 
receive great revelations and will prophesy. 

My friend, what the Lord Jesus Christ is going to do 
for this sin-cursed old earth during the Millennium 
is a picture of what He will do for you now, spiritually. 
If you will but give Him the opportunity. His everlasting 
care and protection may be your possession now; 
eternal life will fill your soul and every sin will be re- 
moved, if you will only believe on His all-powerful 
name! 



see of Christ in you. 

A man stood up in a testimony meeting and said 
something like this, "I stand here tonight in the 
righteousness of Christ, etc. ..." A man present stood 
up and said, "I want to call that statement to ques- 
ion. He says he is standing in the righteousness of 
Christ. He is not. He is standing in a pair of shoes he 
bought from me six months ago and he hasn't paid for 
them yet." 

"Let your light shine before all men, in order that 
they may see your holy lives and may give glory to 
your Father who is in Heaven." (Matthew 5:16 Wey- 
mouth's Trans. I — Excerpt from Paul Levin's Message 

IMPORTANT NOTICE 
DO NOT COME TO PRAYER MEETING THIS WEEK— 

if all your friends and acquaintances are saved. Please 
do not attend if you have had no need in your own life. 
If you feel there is no need for prayer in behalf of 
your church and pastor, it will be a good idea to re- 
main home! If missionaries, both at home and in for- 
eign lands can face the forces of hell just as well with- 
out prayer, go somewhere else and enjoy the evening. 
If that Bible School Class or that office in the church 
which is yours is achieving one hundred per cent re- 
sults, there is no reason to attend prayer meeting, so 
why come? If you would just as soon God's children 
did not gather to pray for you when you are sick, then 
occupy your time on Wednesday evening with some- 
thing more worth-while. If God no longer hears and 
answers prayers — if God is not true to His promises — 
then why waste time to pray at all in the church or 
in your home? WHY PRAY WHEN YOU CAN WORRY? 
— Cleveland Bulletin 



"What am I fighting for?" was the subject of a con- 
test at San Diego, California. The following answer 
brought first prize to Corp. Arthur J. Dimick. "Remem- 
ber the aroma of Mom's cooking — the sandlot baseball 
and football games — the playful tugging of your dog — 
the beers you had with the boys — that's what we're 
fighting for, mates." One might add that perhaps that 
is all too many are actually fighting for. WHAT A 
FUTURE! ! ! ! 

5000 

The more you pray, the more the Holy Ghost will 
push you out into service. 



WHERE TO SEND FUNDS 

me Mis.sion CouncU 
Rev. R. Paul Miller. Secretary 
Berne. Indiana 
FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS: 

Foreign Mission.iry Society 

I>r. L. S. Bauman. Treasurer 
1925 E. 5th Street 
Long Beach, 4. CaUfornia 
FOR SEMINARY: 

Grace Theological Seminary 

Dr. Alva .1. McClain. President 
Winona Lake, Indiana 
FOR PUBLICATIONS: 

The Brethren Missionary Herald Co. 

Rev. Leo Polman. Secret.ar>' of Publications 
Winona Lalte. Indiana. 



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WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA 

For seven years and ten months we have served as 
Pastor of the First Brethren Church of Whittier, Cali- 
fornia. Our pastorate closed on November 1. We are 
supplying the pulpit only during the month of Novem- 
ber. Brother William Clough will take charge on De- 
cember 1st. 

Our experience here has been bitter-sweet — a ming- 
ling of pain and pleasure, joy and sorrow, success and 
failure, victory and defeat, fellowship and mis-under- 
standing, strength and weakness. With Paul we could 
write, "We are troubled on every side, yet not dis- 
tressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; perse- 
cuted, but not forsaken: cast down, but not destroyed" 
(II Cor. 4: 8-9). 

Within the Whittier church we have found the finest 
of the wheat, steadfast, faithful, separated, spiritual, 
liberal members. This group composes a large percent- 
age of the membership and makes possible stability, 
spirituality, and liberality in offerings. It has been a joy 
to labor together with them. Our fellowship with them 
has been joyous. " '' 

Material Prosperity 

During our pastorate the Lord blessed abundantly 
in material things. The exterior of the church has been 
re-decorated, the lawn renovated, new shrubbery 
planted, new roof placed on original building and 
garage, the entire inside of original building has been 
re-decorated, new lights installed, new carpet laid, 
elevated floor with chairs placed under the balcony, 
new choir chairs, new pulpit, pulpit furniture, and 
numerous other improvements made. These improve- 
ments have cost approximately $6,000.00. 

By bequest, under our advice, the church has been 
given property valued at $10,000.00. It has all this by 
deeds which are matters of record. One of these prop- 
erties is now the parsonage. 

Membership 

Three hundred and twenty-seven members have 
been added to the church, mostly by baptism. There 
has been a loss of 17 by death, 86 by letter, and 98 by 
roll revision, a total loss of 201, leaving a net gain of 
126. The present book membership is 480. 
Special Seasons 

There have been many special seasons of blessing 
from the Lord in the form of revivals, Bible confer- 
ences, missionary services, spiritual programs, fellow- 
ship meetings, etc. These have been outstanding in 
their contribution to the spiritual life and testimony 
of the church. The Whittier Church has made for it- 
self a name as the center of fundamental, pre-millen- 
nial Christianity. 

Farewell 

So we bid farewell as pastor, to the Whittier Church, 
Sunday morning, Nov. 28. We rejoice that the Lord 
has called so consecrated and able a successor as our 
Brother William Clough. We shall maintain our church 
membership in the Whittier Church temporarily and 
shall be happy to be under the shepherd care of our 



Brother Clough. A preacher is usually without a pas- 
tor, but now for a season we will have one. 
California District Evangelist 

On Nov. 1 we officially assumed the work of Dis- 
trict Evangelist of the Brethren Churches of Cali- 
fornia, Inc., under the direction of the District Mission 
Board. Our headquarters will be in Whittier and we 
may be addressed here "Post Office Box 310." Already 
we have two Brethren Bible Classes as the first step 
toward establishing new Brethren Churches. One 
is in North Hollywood and the other in the Pasadena 
area. A hall has been rented in the Pasadena area and 
soon we will be conducting a Sunday school, church 
services, prayer meeting, and ere long revival meetings 
in it. We have reason to believe that this Pasadena 
field will be ready for a full time pastor soon. Our work 
is to try out, prove, open up the field to the point of 
being justified in placing a pastor in full charge. The 
fields out here are almost limitless. The Lord is supply- 
ing the money to enter some of them. Will you unite 
with us in praying that the Lord will also choose and 
send the preachers to become pastors? 

We will be allowed some time from our duties as 
District Evangelist to hold revivals and Bible confer- 
ences and are planning (the Lord willing) to come 
east for a series of meetings approximately Feb. 15 
or March 1st. 

Charles H. Ashman, 
California District Evangelist 
P. O. Box 310, Whittier, Calif. 

5000 

AKRON, OHIO 

It has been some time since we have reported con- 
cerning the work here in the EUet Brethren church 
of Akron, Ohio. Enjoying reading of the work being 
done elsewhere, and of how the Lord is blessing His 
people, we felt that others might enjoy hearing from 
this portion of Ihe Lord's vineyard. 

Since our last report, we have had the privilege of 
conducting an evangelistic campaign at the First 
Brethren church at Ankenytown, Ohio, where Brother 
George Cone is pastor. This was our second meeting 
with those Brethren, and we enjoyed their fellowship, 
faithful attendance, and expressions of appreciation 
for the Word that went forth. We enjoyed the hospital- 
ity of Brother and Sister Cone, in whose home we lived 
during the two weeks. 

Following a week at home we launched a two week's 
revival and evangelistic campaign here at the EUet 
Brethren church, with Brother John Squires conduct- 
ing the campaign Brother Squires is a forceful and 
fearless preacher of the Word, and the Lord honored 
his ministry with a fine hearing, and five precious 
souls: two high school girls and three adult women. 
Of these five decisions that were made, we have con- 
tact with four new homes and families, and will 
probably have the privilege of receiving the four into 
the fellowship of the church. The fifth is already a 
member here, but has renewed her vows with the 
Lord, and is now ready for a fruitful ministry, especi- 
ally in the field of music. We do appreciate the kind- 
ness of the good Brethren at Wooster, who allowed 
their pastor to give us his time for this campaign. 

The week following our revival, which closed Decem- 
ber 5th, we had the privilege of conducting a week's 



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Bible Conference at the First Brethren church at Mid- 
dlebranch, where Brother George Klnzie is pastor. This 
was our first meeting with Brother Kinzie but we trust 
it shall not be the last, for we did enj ^y working with 
him. His people do love the Word and listen and 
followed the study of the Scriptures with intense in- 
terest. That makes preaching and Bible teaching a 
real joy. We do praise the Lord for these precious 
opportunities we have had to teach His Word and work 
together with God's faithful servants in the gleaning 
of the vineyard of its precious vintage. 

— Raymond E. Gingrich 

GRAFTON, WEST VIRGINIA 
"The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof 
we are glad" Psalm 126:3. 

November 14 to 28 was a time long to be remembered 
by our folks of the First Brethren Church here, for 
during those two weeks our Lord gave us one of the 
greatest revivals in the history of our church, with 
Brother Clair Gartland, pastor of the Leamersville 
Brethren Church, Leamersville, Pennsylvania, as our 
evangelist. The Lord blessed us with the best of 
weather the entire two weeks, the largest crowds ever 
attending an evangelistic meeting in our church — with 
every seat taken several nights, and the largest "Love 
Offering" ever given to an evangelist by our church. 

Brother Gartland, though a young man, is a great 
evangelist and from the first to the last message 
preached God's Word, using illustrations making the 
Word so plain that even a little child might under- 
stand. On the night of the 21st we had a re-consecra- 
tion service in which about 75 came forward, pledging 
themselves to the service of our Lord. Other visible re- 
sults were five first time confessions, and four pre- 
sented themselves for membership. Eternity alone will 
reveal all the results. 

We have been here one year December 1 and our 
Lord has really been good to us in that the work is 
going forward. He blessed us with the largest Easter 
Offering ever given by our folks and the Thanksgiving 
Offering has already exceeded any past offering for 
Home Missions by $100.00 and more banks to come in. 
We want to give Him all the praise. We feel just a little 
isolated as we are so far from any other Brethren 
Churches but Ho is enabling us to reach out to the sur- 
rounding communities with the Gospel and our de- 
sire is to be used in a greater way by Him. Brethren 
pray for us. 

In His Blessed Name, 

K. E. Richardson, Pastor 

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From a Whittier, California church bulletin we learn 
that a new Brethren work in Pasadena, California is 
now a reality. Brother Charles H. Ashman, Executive 
Field Evangelist for Brethren Churches in California 
is directing this new work. 

On December 12th, the First Brethren Church of 
Pasadena, as it will be called, held a dedication service 
for their Bible Hall which is located at 2647 Mission 
Street, San Marino. The afternoon speaker was Rev. 



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Blaine Snyder 
Freeport Mich. 



W. A. Ogden, pastor of the First Brethren Church in 
Los Angeles. At the evening service, Rev. William 
Taylor, pastor of the Second Brethren Church, Los 
Angeles, was the speaker. 

Those living in the vicinity of this new work would 
do well to give it their hearty support in these begin- 
ning days. 

5000 

The Brethren Church at Portis, Kansas, Rev. Paul 
A. Davis, pastor, are going to have the Eureka Jubilee 
Singers with them in a one week evangelistic meeting 
— January 9 to 16 The pastor will do the preaching. 



A NEW BRETHREN RADIO BROADCAST 

"Youth For Christ" 

Saturdays 9 to 9:30 P. M. KMTR (570Kc.i 

We have learned that young people from seven of 
our Brethren Churches in Southern California are now 
broadcasting each Saturday night from 9 to 9:30 
o'clock. The program is called "Youth for Christ" and 
Is directed by Rev. William L. Taylor, pastor of the 
Second Brethren Church, Los Angeles, California. 

Beginning with their theme song, "Christ for Me, " 
they present a program consisting mainly of gospel 
music and testimonies, a four minute message and an 
appeal to the lost to accept Christ as Saviour. 

The chorus contains twenty members from the seven 
Brethren Churches, and is directed by Rev. Ralph .7. 
Colburn, pastor of The First Brethren Church, Comp- 
ton, California. In addition, they have two girls' trios, 
violin, vibraharp, accordion, trombone and other in- 
strumental talent. These give variety and interest to 
the programs. 

The group also plans to publish a monthly paper for 
all who write in, giving pictures, a new chorus each 
month, gospel articles, etc. 

The cost of this venture is more than $50 per week, 
including advertising, and is not underwritten or spon- 
sored by any church or churches, but is cared for 
through free will offerings. 

There has been a great need for a program of this 
sort, especially on Saturday night when the air is 
filled with the things of the world, so pray for this 
group who have recognized the need and are "doing 
something about it." 

If you hear the broadcast, why not encourage these 
young people by dropping them a line of appreciation 
—and perhaps an offering to help them with the ex- 
pense? 

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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




R. Paul Miller, Editor 

IS THE JEWISH MIND 
TURNING TO CHRIST? 

The scriptures abound in references to the effect 
that the Jewish people will turn to their Messiah ulti- 
mately, but not until they are in utter distress. Isaiah 
declares that they will turn only when they are "ready 
to perish" Isa. 27:13. Moses says that before they are 
regathered, the Jews will live in terror of life and 
death night and day. Deut. 28:63-68. 

The unspeakable miseries and sufferings of the Jew- 
ish people in Europe and Asia during the past twenty 
years have passed all bounds. Many have been won- 
dering just what is going on in the Jewish mind. Are 
they beginning to cry out in despair for Messiah? Are 
they looking for God's Saviour? 

We look to the expressions of Jewish leaders to find 
the answer. Rabbi Stephen Wise has repeatedly de- 
clared that the Jews have made a great mistake in 
turning their backs upon the greatest Jew in all his- 
tory, Jesus Christ. 

We are indebted to Brother Foye Miller for sending 
in the account of a recent event of no little 
importance. It is the painting by the Jewish 
artist, Lionel Reiss, who took first prize in an artist's 
national competition of great pictures setting forth 
the spirit of Christmas in this war-torn world. With a 
background of human suffering, horror and death, 
the artist set forth a magnificent conception of a 
compassionate Christ He said: 

"I chose as a symbol of peace and justice 
the universal figure of the Prince of Peace 
against a background of an unhappy world." 

Can it be that this Jewish artist has truly pictured 
the growing conviction in Israelitish breasts, that after 
all Jesus Christ is the only salvation for the nation of 
broken hearts? Are they beginning to see Jesus? Is 
the veil being taken away in any measure? It will be 
taken away when they turn their hearts to Christ the 
Lord. 2 Cor. 3:16. There will be many happy hearts 
in the church in the day when they see Israel begin 
to cry out for the Messiah they mistakenly crucified 
so long ago. 

The marvelous picture by this' great Jewish artist 
may be pointing to a great day not far away. 

IT IS TIME TO BEGIN BLESSING 

The sobering fact of growing bitterness against the 
Jews in this country is forcing itself upon us in no 
uncertain way. During the last few months we have 
covered much of this country; we have met all kinds 
of people and talked to them. The farm people have 
not been touched b-' this rising tide of antagonism to 
Israel but in countless places of business I have been 
buttonholed by proprietors and professional men who 
in a confidential, yet intense way, have told a sad tale 
of Jewish skulduggery. 



One business man began to tell me that the Jews 
got us into this war in order to profiteer on war ma- 
terial. He said Jewish international bankers are try- 
ing to keep the nations at war until they are so weak 
that the Jews can take over; that the Jews are now in 
control at Washington and are responsible for this New 
Deal that has been undermining American free gov- 
ernment. 

An eminent physician stopped in the midst of treat- 
ing his patients and, with a full waiting room on hand, 
took time to tell me that the Jews had caused all the 
world's troubles — that they had taken first mortgage 
on all suburban properties in Germany before the war 
started, knowing that people would flee the cities and 
would pay any price for refuge in the country. He 
said with vehemence that the war was worth a Hitler 
if only to get him to wipe out the Jews. When I asked 
if he knew any Americans who were rotten to the core 
in morals, and who were crooks, or who would sell out 
a friend for money, he had to admit that he did. I 
asked if he wanted to be classed among them. Of 
course, he didn't. Then I asked why a whole nation 
of innocent Jews should be tortured to death for the 
crimes of a few outstanding leaders. He saw his error 
and was embarrassed. This man is not to be censored. 
He is the victim of Satan's present worldwide whisper- 
ing campaign to stir up men to hate and destroy the 
people of Israel. 

In each case I listened till the story was told and 
then asked for any proof of truth of what they had 
told me. Some pulled out a magazine published in 
Wichita, Kansas, edited by a misguided (to say the 
least) Christian preacher; some had literature from 
the Silver Shirt organization led by David Pelley. 
others had nothing but hearsay. Not one could cite a 
known fact, but all were very sincere in their belief 
that what they repeated was absolutely true. In fact, 
the thing that was so alarming was the deep stirring 
each seemed to feel about it and their belief that 
terrible reprisals were justified. It bore evidence that 
smoldering fires of hate against Israel are being 
kindled in America, the last real refuge for Jewish 
hearts in the world this side of Palestine. 

It was pathetic to see each person, especially pro- 
fessing Christians, wilt in shame as we read Matt. 
24:9, "Ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's 
sake." and showed them that they had lent themselves 
to the Satanic movement to hate and destroy the 
people through whom the Saviour came. 

Well, there has been many a bloody arm raised over 
(Continued on page 41) 



Our January Home Mission number of the 
Herald is devoted each year to our Jewish Mis- 
sion work. This year we believe we have the 
finest issue yet assembled. It is fresh from the 
hearts of Brother "Zimmie" and his helpers. The 
report of the Jewish baptism is fine, and the 
colorful record of the missionary in the homes is 
real. Read every word and then utter an earnest 
prayer for Israel's salvation and for "Zimmie". 

R. P. M. 



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JANUARY 15, 1944 



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Scattered by God's chastening hand. 

Afflicted and forlorn. 
Sad wanderers from their Promised 

Do Judah's children mourn; 
And e'en in Christian countries, few 
Breathe thoughts of pity for the Jew. 



At last the great Redeemer came 

For guilty man to bleed. 
He did not take an angel's name. 

No, born of Abraham's seed, 
The One, who gave His life for you- 
The gentle Saviour — was a Jew. 



Yet listen, Gentile, do you love 

The Bible's precious page? 
Then let your heart with kindness move 

To Israel's heritage; 
Who traced those lines of love for you? 
Each sacred writer was a Jew. 

The years and ages slowly passed, ^ 

And Nations rose and fell. 
Though clouds and darkness oft were cast 

O'er captive Israel 
The oracles of God for you 
Were kept in safety by the Jew. 



Although His own received Him not. 

And turned in pride away. 
Whence is the Gentile's happier lot? 

Are you more just than they? 
No! God in pity turned to you — 
Have you no pity for the Jew? 

Go, then, and bend your knee to pray 

For Israel's ancient race; 
Ask the dear Saviour every day 

To call them by His grace. 
Go, for a debt of love is due 
From Christian Gentiles to the Jew. 

— Author Unknown. 



Ai^ut the 0^e^in(j, 



From several inquiries and from noting some 
announcements in various church bulletins, we 
believe that it would be profitable to remind our 
people regarding the difference in the various 
offerings that are taken in the churches from 
time to time. 

DISTRICT OFFERINGS: 

All district offerings should be sent to the 
secretary of the District Mission Board where 
the church is located. 

JEWISH OFFERINGS: 

All offerings for our Jewish Mission work 
should be sent to the office of the Home Missions 
Council in Berne, Indiana. Jewish offerings 
are kept strictly for the Los Angeles Mission, and 
are recorded in a special Jewish Fund. This' fund 
is reported once each year in our Home Mission 
number of the Brethren Herald. All offerings for 
the Jewish work are kept entirely separate from 
all other Home Mission work and cannot be 
credited to the Thanksgiving offering. The rea- 



son for this is that these funds are disbursed 
for the Los Angeles work through the American 
Board of Missions to the Jews. The Jewish Mis- 
sion budget is not carried upon the books of the 
Home Missions Council, and therefore these funds 
are not checked against it. The Council acts 
merely as a forwarding agent for the money sent 
in for Jewish Mission work. We try to make an 
announcement regarding this matter each year 
for there are some who forget from one year to 
another. The Council makes no effort to raise 
Jewish Mission funds in the Thanksgiving offer- 
ing. These funds are all raised in special Jewish 
conferences during the year. Our testimony for 
Israel is carried on entirely apart from the mis- 
sion work we do for the conversion of the 
Gentiles. We wish to state this here so that no 
church treasurers will expect the offering for the 
Jewish work to be credited on the Thanksgiving 
offering record. There are a few of our churches 
each year that get confused about this matter, 
and it is for their sake that this notice appears 
here. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



By Elias Zimmerman, Our Jewish Missionary in Los Angeles 




This has been a hard and dis- 
couraging year in our work here in 
Los Angeles. It has been "tough sled- 
ding" all the way. This was princi- 
pally due to two factors: The nature 
of the work in previous years, and 
the war situation. 

For a number of years our work 
has been mainly among Jewish 
young men — the many homeless, 
friendless, and unemployed boys who 
flocked to Los Angeles during the depression years. The 
Lord led us in that work, and we rejoiced in the way 
God so wonderfully and marvelously gave His approval 
and blessing upon our labors. Literally hundreds and 
hundreds of these homeless Jewish boys from all walks 
of life and all parts of the country had the good tid- 
ings of salvation proclaimed and preached to them. 
The seed of the gospel was sown in their hearts, the 
claims of Christ as Saviour and Redeemer were pre- 
sented to them, and true Christianity was demon- 
strated to them in deed and in word, by kindness and 
love at a time when they were in great distress and 
need, when they were hungry, homeless and friend- 
less. 

Many were moved by the power of the gospel and 
made public confession of their acceptance and faith 
in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Messiah. The bolder 
spirits went all the way with the Lord and were 
baptized in several Brethren churches; The First 
Brethren Church of Long Beach, Second Brethren 
Church of Los Angeles, and First Brethren t;hurches of 
Whittier and Filmore, California. 

I am sure we will be pardoned when we indulge a 
bit in looking back and thinking of the happy times 
when our Mission was crowded with those young men, 
and the hall rang with the lusty singing of beautiful 
gospel hymns, and the place was busy as a bee-hive. 

Then came that dark and memorable day — Pearl 
Harbor. It meant WAR. It caused havoc in our Mis- 




sion, and tore our work to shreds. Many of our boys 
did not wait to be called to the colors. They enlisted 
and volunteered. Others were drafted later on, until 
only a few of the blind, the lame and the halt were 
left. Some of these soon found employment in the far 
flung defense areas of Los Angeles, working on Sun- 
days and all hours of the day, and so unable to come 
to our regular services. You can, therefore, imagine 
how we felt. It was natural that we should feel dis- 
appointed, discouraged, and disheartened at times. 

We soon saw the handwriting on the wall as far as 
our work among the boys was concerned. This we had 
seen ever since we plunged into the war. We had been 
seeking to reach the local Jews round about our Mis- 
sion by home visitation, giving out of tracts, street 
meetings, and regular gospel services at the Mission on 
Wednesdays and Sundays. Yes, the work has been hard, 
pulling up hill most of the time, and at times just 
heart-breaking. However, we can say with the Apostle 
Paul: "We are troubled on every side, yet not dis- 
tressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair. Perse- 
cuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed." 

WE ARE ENCOURAGED 

Despite all the difficulties and hardships, the Lord 
has been good and gracious unto us. Now and then the 
Mission is fairly well filled and the hall rings with 
the good singing of our gospel hymns, reminding us 
so much of our boys. Sometimes we receive a letter 
from our soldier boys, or some of them stop off to see 
us as they pass through Los Angeles to the different 
training camps or on their way to the South Pacific. 
They make our hearts glad by telling us that they 
have never forgotten the things they have heard and 
the kindnesses which were shown to them in that Mis- 
sion. These things give us a lift and we feel that the 
work has not been in vain, but that it has been worth- 
while indeed. Now and then our hearts have been en- 
couraged by a good and successful street meeting, even 
though we may be cursed, reviled, called all manner 



Workers and recent Jewish converts who were 
baptized. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

The Brethren Missionary Herald la published weekly, four 
times a month, or 48 times a year, at Winona Lake, Indiana, by 
the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., Winona Lake, Indiana. 

Subscription Price: In the United States and poBBeBBions, 
$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 

ADMINISTRATION 



BOARD OP DIRECTORS 

President: Herman Hoyt Secretary: R. D. CreeB 

Vice-Pres. : Bernard Schneider Treasurer: Homer A. Kent 

Paul Bauman Mrs. Charles Mayes R. E. Oingnch 

L. L. Grubb A. L. Lynn S. W, Link 

EDITORS 
Foreign Missions: Louis S. Bauman 
Educational: Alva J. McClain 
Home Missions: R. Paul Miller 
Women's Missionarj' Council; Mrs, Charles Mayes 



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JANUARY 15, 1944 



of evil names, and even threatened with bodily harm 
and injury. The Lord has also given us some souls for 
our hire. A number made public confession of their 
faith during the year, and several were baptized not 
long ago in the Second Brethren Church of Los An- 
geles. You will find a picture and an article on the 
batpism in this issue of the Herald. 

OUR THANKSGIVING DINNER 

Our Thanksgiving dinner this year was perhaps one 
of the best we have had in the Mission. The three long 
tables placed end to end, almost through the entire 
length of the Mission Hall, were beautifully decorated 
with berries, fruits and vegetables. We had real turkey 
with all the trimmings. Between forty and fifty were 
present. We had good singing, splendid violin music 
by a very talented Jewish Christian artist, and blessed 
testimonies and thanksgiving;^ expressions by everyone 
present. Then we closed with a Thanksgiving message 
on: 

"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is 

within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, 

O my soul, and forget not all His benefits," 

especially the benefits we received from and through 

our blessed Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ, our Lord and 

Saviour. 

WE LOOK FOR A NEW LOCATION 

Since we have changed the nature of our activities, 
we have realized more than ever the need of a differ- 
ent location and a better equipped building.' Many of 
our difficulties and our discouragements have been 
due to the fact that we are poorly equipped for the 
kind of work which we are now doing. For one thing, 
some of the local Jews have come to look upon the 
Mission as a rescue mission for down and outers, for 
those in distress and in need, and so are ashamed to 
come in. Then the entrance to the Mission is too con- 
spicious for other Jews who would like to come to the 
services. The Mission is on the main business street, 
and so some are afraid that they are being watched 
and reported and talked about when they visit the 
Mission. On several occasions we were asked by some 




Jewish women if we had some side or back door so 
that they could slip in without being seen and perhaps 
reported to their husbands and families or relatives. 
One day I persuaded a highly cultured and intelligent 
Jewish mother and her daughter to come to the service 
at the Mission. I drove up in front, and when they 
stepped out of the car they stood there on the sidewalk 
not knowing v/hefner they should walk m or go back 
home. I could see in their behavior that they were as 
embarrassed and confused as could be. They were 
anxious for me to drive them back home. It took a 
good deal of persuading on my part to get them to 
come in, and then only after they looked around on 
every side and made sure that nobody watched or 
saw them enter. 

We have realized for some time now the need lor 
moving our Mission to another location, and have been 
looking around in the meantime. It is not easy, to say 
the least, to find the proper building at the right loca- 
tion. We found many buildings that we could use, but 
they were poorly located, and when we found a good 
location there was no building that we could use. At 
last, however, we did find what we wanted. The build- 
ing and location were just what we had been looking 
for — just half a block away from a beautiful little park, 
where many Jews congregate during the summer and 
winter. This would have been a fine fishing ground 
for us. We were going to buy the building, but by the 
time we got ready and meant business, the owner of 
the building went up with the price several thousand 
dollars, and finally took it off the market for fear of 
inflation. 

THE LORD OPENS A NEW DOOR 

This left us with the choice of either continuing at 
the same location in spite of the difficulties and hard- 
ships, or to accept an offer from the Calvary Baptist 
Church to move to their building. This church is 
ideally located for Jewish work and is well equipped. 
Thousands of Jews have moved and settled in that 
part of the city and the Gentiles moved away. The 
congregation has dv/hidled rapidly until they have only 
a little handful left. 

Yes, we tried to buy the Calvai-y Church, but evi- 
dently they are not yet ready to sell. It is an independ- 
ent Baptist Church, very fundamental in belief, "earn- 



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The old Jewish mission hall on Brooklyn Ave., 
Los Angeles, Calif. 



Church building now being secured for use of 
the Jewish mission. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Not Qo-U^tiMXl tUc Qo^i--'^ ^^i^u^l^ liafitU4nal Se^oice 



By Rev. Elias Zimmerman, Los Angeles, Calif. 



There are many Christians who think that because 
the Jews rejected Christ and cried "away with Him, 
crucify Him," God in turn rejected the Jewish people; 
that He cast them off and turned His bacls on them. 
Such Christians neither read nor understand God's 
word. Both the Old and the New Testaments are quite 
clear on this subject. Not only will Christ conquer and 
triumph over the Jewish race, but the Jewish people 
will be — to use a military term — the spearhead of a 
conquering and victorious Christ among all the na- 
tions on the face of the earth. 

And so today, in spite of all the suffering and perse- 
cution, in spite of all the anti-Semitism on the part 
of even so-called Christians, and in spite of the in- 
difference and inactivity of most of the churches, God 
is working and calling out a remnant from among His 
ancient people, Israel. This has been so throughout the 
centuries, and it is true today, even in our midst. 

We have in past years, as your missionaries, seen 
many victories of Christ among individual Jews, but 
we want to tell you about our most recent experience. 

Some time ago we had a very unusual and unique 
baptismal service. It took place one Wednesday after- 
noon at 1:00 o'clock in the Second Brethi-en Church ox 
Los Angeles. The service was very quiet and simple, 
yet it was so sacred and impressive that we shall long 
remember it. Just a little group of us were present 
when the three candidates made a public confession 
of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour 
and Redeemer by baptism. Two of them were Jews, 
and the third a Gentile. This Gentile friend of ours 
has such a great love in her heart for the Jewish people 
that she feels more at home in our little Mission than 
in any of the fine and magnificent churcheis that she 
could find in the city of Los Angeles! She had been 
baptized when a little baby, but not being satisfied 
with that, she had a great longing and desire in her 

estly contending for the faith once for all delivered 
to the saints," and deeply interested in Jewish mis- 
sionary woi-k. Brother R. Paul Miller looked over the 
situation while here in Los Angeles a month or so ago. 
He and the other directors are heartily and enthusi- 
astically in favor of moving our Mission to that church. 
All concerned agree that it is an open door from the 
Lord. 

Arrangements and details are now being worked out 
whereby we shall rent or lease a goodly part of the 
building for three years at a nominal sum per month. 
The board of deacons and trustees have already voted 
on it favorably, the congregation is to pass on the 
proposition in a few days. 

So, God willing, by the time you read this we may 
already have moved to our new location. In this issue 
of the Herald you will see a picture of our new location, 
and also of our old home, by way of contrast. 

Brethren, we earnestly covet your continual prayers 
for God's guidance and blessing upon our new and en- 
larged undertaking. 



heart to go all the way with Christ in baptism. And, 
therefore, she asked whether she could join the two 
Jewish friends in the sacred sacrament of baptism. 

The second candiate for baptism was an elderly 
Jewish man between 65 and 70, a very quiet, nicely 
dressed old gentleman. He had been coming to the 
Mission for almost a year. His faithful presence at 
almost every meeting, quiet attitude, and eagerness in 
drinking in every word of the gospel message has been 
a great joy and encouragement to all of us at the 
Mission. He also comes faithfully to our street meet- 
ings on Friday nights and helps in every way possible. 
Though a very gentle and peaceful old gentleman, yet 
we have seen him fly into a rage against some of the 
Jews who heckled and hindered us at the street meet- 
ings. He is quite frank and bold in telling his children 
that he attends our Mission. One of his sons is a 
prominent professor in one of the city colleges and the 
other is an engineer. He visits them once a week and, 
no doubt, witnesses to them of his faith in the Lord 
Jesus Christ as his Saviour. 

The third one to be baptized was a young Jewish 
mother. She and her family of husband and two little 
children had come from Chicago, and one day while 
hunting for a house to rent they passed our Mission. 
She noticed the open Bibles and the signs of welcome 
in the big windows. She had heard the good tidings 
of salvation preached in Chicago and also attended one 
of the missions' in that city. She felt drawn by the 
Holy Spirit to attend our meetings. A day or two later 
she came to the Mission and met a few of the women 
who were there praying for the work. They gave her 
a warm welcome, and invited her to come to the regu- 
lar service on the following day. In that way she be- 
came a faithful visitor at our Mission. However, she 
regretted bitterly that she couldn't come on Sundays 




Three converts, two Jewish and one Gentile, 
who were baptized at The Second Brethren 
Church, Los Angeles, Calif. 



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JANUARY 15, 1944 



because her husband wouldn't let her out of his sight 
on those days. And she also often found it necessary 
to apologize for having to leave the. Mission before 
the service was quite over. It seems her husband was 
very much opposed to her coming to the Mission and 
quarreled with her because of it. He often threatened 
her that if she did not return home by 8:30 or 9:00 
o'clock he would come and drag her out of the Mis- 
sion. On several occasions we saw him standing out- 
side on the sidewalk, watching for his wife to come 
out. We talked with him, but found him hard and 
bitter and angry. What a tragedy! Here was a Jewish 
woman hungry for the Word of God, hungry for Chris- 
tian fellowship, and yet forced to deny herself so 
much that she enjoyed and longed lor, and could 
snatch only a bit now and then when her husband 
was away at work, or in secret when he was not around. 
How many of us avail ourselves of the privileges and 
blessings that are ours, drink to the full of the foun- 
tain of living water, and enjoy the benefits of true 
Christian fellowship' And how many of us are grate- 
ful for such privileges and benefits? 

Finally, this young Jewish mother asked us one day 
to explain to her the meaning and significance of 
baptism. We opened the Scripture to her upon this 
question, and soon after she expressed her desire to be 
baptized. This she did, in spite of the fact that her 
Jewish landlady, to whom she had testified of her faith 
in Christ, had warned her that if she did not give up 
her accursed faith in Christ, and was baptized, she 
would end up by losing her home, her husband and her 
little children. This landlady told how her own 
daughter had accepted Christ and brought so much 
sorrow and grief to her family. Her home was broken 
up and her daughter was forsaken by all her friends 
and relatives. We shall never forget how after narrat- 
ing her conversation with her Jewish landlady, she 
told us with trembling voice and glittering eyes that no 
matter what the cost she would go all the way with 
her Lord and Saviour. However, she made the special 
request and stipulation that the baptismal service 
should take place at a time when her husband was at 
work, and that we faring her back before her husband 
returned home. This accounts for the baptismal serv- 
ice being arranged for at such an odd time— one o'clock 
in the afternoon. 

There we were, a little group of us, waiting for Dr. 
Taylor, the pastor, to arrive. While waiting, we started 
to sing some of the familiar gospel hymns. And it was 
while singing that beautiful hymn: "Have Thine Own 



Way, Lord, Have Thine Own Way" that I noticed the 
little mother sobbing and wiping the tears that were 
streaming down her cheeks. What a story of sorrow 
and longing and suffering those tears could tell! What 
a story of courage and bravery and determination and 
faith those tears could unfold! And well she might 
weep and sob, for this was a fateful and memorable 
hour in her life, an hour in which she was burning her 
bridges behind her, not knowing what sorrow and suf- 
fering and sacrifice the next day might bring forth. 
Perhaps the warning of her Jewish landlady might 
come true. What if her husband left and forsook her? 
What would she do then? And suppose her little chil- 
dren were taken away from her? And what if her loved 
ones did cast her out and trudged after her casket in 
a mock funeral? 

And then came the words of that hymn: 
Have thine own way. Lord! 
Have thine own way! 
Search me and try me. Master today! 
Whiter than snow. Lord, 
Wash me just now . . . 
As in thy presence 
Humbly I bow. 

Have thine own way. Lord! 
Have thine own way! 
Wounded and weary. 
Help me I pray! 
Power all power 
Surely is Thine! 
Touch me and heal me. 
Saviour divine! 

Have Thine own way, Lord! 

Have thine own way! 

Hold o'er my being 

Absolute sway! 

Filled with Thy Spiric 

Till all shall see . . . 

Christ only always. 

Living in me ! 
As we sang those beautiful words, the sobbing ceased, 
the tears vanished, and determination, peace, joy and 
faith were in her heart and upon her countenance. 
The Lord indeed had His way with this once lost sheep 
of the house of Israel. 

The baptismal service, simple and impressive, was 
soon over. And we went away rejoicing and praising 
God. 



Anh ^0 J SIou^ 



When I was just a little child, 

I loved my mother so, 
I liked to touch what she had touched, 

And always tried to know 
The things .^e loved the best of all, 

So I could love them too. 
I made a secret list of them, 

Although she never knew. 

"And I will bless Ihem that bless thee, and curse h 
of the earth be blessed" — Gen. 12:3. 



And now that I am grown I love 

My Heavenly Father so. 
And like a little child again 

I humbly seek to know 
The things which are most dear to Him, 

So I may love them too. 
And thus draw closer to His heart; 

And so I love — the Jew! 

By Martha Snell Nicholson. 
im that eurseth thee: and in thee shall all families 



39 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



9e4AU6>k Saldie^ Roifl ^Uank Qod ^a^ Jlod /Ifu^eiel AfiHiait 



(Letter excerpts) 



Dear Friend Zimmerman: 

Received your pleasant and verj' welcome letter this 
late noon. I must say it is very nice to hear from old 
friends. And you really have been my true friend and 
shepherd. I did not at the time of my stay in Los An- 
geles realize how much you have done for me and the 
rest of the young boys like me. Please permit me to 
take this liberty to thank you for all you have done for 
me. 

I am anxious to pay you a visit, but I must be honest 
with you. I cannot at the present time say when I 
will be able to get leave from Camp. You see, I have 
just arrived from the South Pacific, and am here at 
camp taking a "Refresher Course." That makes it 
quite a problem to got a three day pass, but I am sure 
I can arrange it in the near future. 

Here in the day room is so much noise that it is a 
miracle I am able to write at all. About 50 men are 
here, and all are talking at the same time. Some are 
singing and others are playing . . . you can picture 
what it is like. Really, it is not as gruesome as it 
sounds. It really is a swell bunch of fellows — men who 
have lived through five lives, so to speak. . . I must 
close and go on guard duty. . . . 

Very sincerely, 

R. 



Dear Mr. and Mrs. Zimmie: 

Your letter received, and was most heartwarming 
and greatly appreciated. 

Little do the unbelievers realize the comfort and 
serenity they could receive if only they would let their 
hearts open to the Lord — especially the Jewish people 
where so much blessing is in store for them. . . I want 
to shout so loud in i)raise of Jesus Christ that my voice 
would travel around the world and never stop preach- 
ing the Word of God. Without the Lord I wouldn't 
know what to do. He is my Master. He leads me and 
comforts me and controls me. I am only too glad with 
joy that I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour in 
your Mission as I did, because without Him I would 
be a very sorry and lost sinner. Again and again I say 
thank God for Jesus Christ. . . 

I am glad to hear J. is back and that he is a be- 
liever in the Lord Jesus Christ. I know the longer he 
believes the stronger he will get. . . It must have been 
a sight to see him walk into the Mission. . . I am hop- 
ing and praying that I will be back with you and work 
with you for the Lord. I feel it's my life work . . . 
preaching the word of God. . . I want to get out of the 
army for one deep reason, and that is, as I said before, 
to work for God with all my heart and soul. . . . 

I want to thank you very kindly for your exceedingly 
heart-warming letters and for all you have done for 
me. I am hoping iind praying that I may see you .soon, 
God willing. 

May God put a speedy end to all this absolutely un- 
necessary bloodshed, caused by Satan and his agents. 
God bless you all. 
K. 



Dear Mr. and Mrs. Zimmie: 

The Lord has been very kind and gracious: to me, 
and He has been very patient with me. I couldn't leave 
Him if I tried. . . . Without the Lord how could I pos- 
sibly make any right decisions? None whatever. Thank 
God for Jesus Christ. Amen, and Amen! I am not 
ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. It is His spiritual 
guidance and blessing that has kept me going. . . I am 
grateful that God has taught me "Man shall not live 
by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out 
of the mouth of God." And now when the days are 
dark, His words and His blessings are a comfort . . . 
especially when the going is tough. I love the Lord. . . 

May God bless all the workers at the Mission. 

Yours in God's love! 
K. 



Dear Zimmies: 

It surely made my heart glad to hear from you. And 
I thank God for believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. He 
had done so much for me already. Just to know He is 
there is comfort enough. Your letter was most enjoy- 
able reading. We all ought to pray twenty-four hours 
a day for your Mission and your kind of missionaries, 
and also thank God for those who are preaching the 
gospel with untiring efforts to those who don't already 
know Him. I'm glad I know what it really is to believe 
in God, and that it is only through Jesus Christ our 
Saviour, and Messiah, that we can know Him. . . 

We are on maneuvers now, but only for a short 
period of time. We have had good weather so far, and 
I hope it stays that way. My face was so dusty from 
the trip that if I should happen to sneeze there would 
be a smoke screen in front of me. . . 

May God end this war soon. May He open all of our 
eyes. Greetings to all. 

A. 



Dear Mr. and Mrs. Zimmie: 

It is with a great deal of pleasure and happiness that 
I correspond with you. And as I read your letters they 
tend to help the situation by giving me more comfort. 
No matter which way it turns out. . . 

I am glad that I happened to walk into your little 
mission, into one of the Lord's places of the Holy 
Gospel of Christ, and to know and find out that there 
is a God and that the only way to contact Him is 
through His Son, Jesus Christ. I am going to say again 
and again, and repeat it over and over, that if it were 
not for the Lord, I wouldn't know what to do. Prayer 
has helped me very much. . . 

Please write more about the Mission and its work- 
ers. May God end this terrible mess very soon. Re- 
gards' to all. 

With God's love, 

A. 



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JANUARY 15, 1944 



^Ma4fLe you An^ HlfUt 

(A CONVERSATION WITH A LOS ANGELES RABBI) 



Some time ago, while I was employed in a Los An- 
geles department store, a venerable, bearded old patri- 
arch came into my department, seeking some inform- 
ation. Supplying him with it, I engaged him in con- 
versation — not only because he seemed such an inter- 
esting character, but because I noticed that he was 
a Jew, and I did not want to miss an opportunity to 
witness to one of the Lord's kinsmen in the flesh. 

After exchanging a few pleasantries, he asked me if 
I were a Jew, which I answrted in the affirmative, 
adding that I was also a believer in the Messiah. This 
the old gentleman evidently misunderstood, for he 
patted me on the shoulder, saying, "you are a fine 
young man, you must have been brought up in a good 
orthodox Jewish home. You know we Jews do believe 
in the coming of the I\/Iessiah." I assured him that not 
only was I brought up in a very strict orthodox home, 
but also prepared for the rabbinate, and hastened to 
add that not only did I believe in he coming of the 
Messiah, but also in His second coming. 

"What do you mean second coming?" he asked, "You 
know we Jews are still awaiting his coming." 

In replying, I asked, "Mister, how well acquainted 
are you with the T'nach (the Old Testament) ?" And, 
as an afterthought, I asked him, "How do you expect 
the Messiah to appear?" 

He told me that he was a rabbi, the spiritual leader 
of one of the smaller synagogues in Los Angeles and, 
as a Rabbi, he naturally knew his T'nach, as well as 
all the Talmudic writings. To my query regarding the 
appearance of the Messiah, he answered that "as soon 
as the cup of Jewish suffering is fiUed" the Messiah 
will suddenly appear in glory, riding on his white 
charger, surrounded by a heavenly host. I asked him 
what authority he had for his statement and he 
answered, "Why, every Jew knows that." Of course, he 
referred to the old Talmudic legend relative to the 
appearance of the Messiah. ' 

Up to this point, the Rabbi did not Imow I was a 
Christian, and I felt this was the opportune moment to 
disclose this fact. When I revealed to him that I believed 
Jesus Christ to be the Messiah, and accepted him as 
my Saviour and Redeemer, the old patriarch became 
enraged, but he managed to hold his rage in check 
(though the veins in his forehead stuck out like cords) 
and asked, "Tell m.e young man, how can an intelligent 
man like you seem to believe in the 'Tulleh' (The 
Hanged One)?" Then he brought up all the stock 
arguments which Klausner, Lewis Brown, and others 
of their ilk used to befuddle the Jewish seeker's mind. 

Only then did I really have an opportunity to wit- 
ness to him, to prove to him by the Word that Jesus 
was the Messiah. I showed him prophecy after proph- 
ecy concerning the Messiah and how every one of them 
was literally fulfilled in Jesus Christ. 

By then I had aroused the old gentleman's interest, 




By 

Edward David 

Gordon 



and as he became friendlier we argued pro and con the 
claims of the Lord. There were actually visible evi- 
dences of an inner struggle in the man's heart when 
I quoted Isaiah 53:5-12 to him and he became con- 
vinced that the Messiah had to die as a sacrifice for 
our sins, but he Just kept shaking his head, as if to 
ward off blows, and went on repeating, "Jesus could 
not be the Messiah. He is to appear on a white 
charger. . ." He was, unknowingly, referring to Daniel 
7:13-14. I explained to him that that prophecy was 
yet to be fulfilled, as were Isaiah 9:6-7 and Psalm 
72:8-11, but that Zecharaiah 9:9 was fulfilled, and read 
to him Matt. 21:1-9. 

"Rabbi, don't you see Jesus is the Messiah we Jews 
have been waiting for all these years?" I asked. 

But to all my queries and statements all I could get 
out of him was: "Maybe you are right." 

When he left I gave him a New Testament and he 
promised to read it. So, Christian brethren, let us hold 
fast to the promise in Isaiah 55:11, and God wOl bring 
it to pass. 

THE OBSERVER 

(Continued from page 34) 
defenseless Jewish heads'. There have been Pharaohs, 
Czars, and Hitlers who have shed Jewish blood for 
generations. There are many enemies of Christ who 
hate them and plan their destruction. There are many 
who spread lies of Satan's invention against them. 
God forbid that one Brethren voice should ever be 
lifted against the Jewish people! We know that there 
are evil men among the Jews, but so are there evil 
men among every race. God will judge them. 

Many have lent themselves to Satan's hate and have 
tried to crush Israel. For twenty-five hundred years 
it has been going on. Now, with the end of the age 
approaching when God will appear to take over world 
affairs, it would pay both believers and unbelievers to 
be kind to God's chastised people. There is a reckoning 
for the nations on this point. It would do good for 
some to read Matt. 25:42-46 again. As for our Breth- 
ren people, when Jesus comes let us be found blessing 
Israel, no matter what the world about us does, for 
"He that keepeth Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.'' 
He who spoke to Abraham is about to finish His word. 
"I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that 
curseth thee" Gen. 12:3. 

Israel, our hand of love and kindliness is open to 
you! 



41 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



AntOH^(f^ tli£> ^e4AU6.li ^atnen and QUilSieH 



By Rev. Elias Zimmerman, Los Angeles, California 



"Ye that are Jehovah's remembrancers, take no rest, 
and give Him no rest, till He establish, and till He 
make Jerusalem a praise in the earth" Isa. 62:6. 7. R.V. 

We have need of prayer laborers in this field. If any- 
one reading these lines would like to join us, please 
write us at 2005 Brooklyn Avenue, Los Angeles, 33, 
California, stating the time each day you want to de- 
vote to this great and needful ministry of prayer. The 
reward is prosperity, stated in Psa. 122:6. 

We not only pray, but we go out to sow the Word, 
and to testify (Mark 4:14), asking the Holy Spirit to 
lead us aright. Jeremiah says: "He that hath My Word, 
let him speak my Word faithfully" (Jer. 23:28). And 
in Jeremiah 23:22 we read that if the prophets had 
made known the Words of the Lord unto Israel they 
would have repented. It is by the Word and by the 
Spirit of God that men are convicted, convinced and 
converted. 

With this word we have gone to beaches, stores, 
suburbs, along the streets, and from house to house. 
Thus many Jewish people have received the Word of 
God, in English, Yiddish, German and Spanish. 

We also visited them in their homes. Recently I was 
asked to call on a Jewish lady only a few blocks from 
us. The door opened to the ringing of the bell, and a 
middle aged lady appeared. She accepted the Shep- 
herd of Israel, our monthly paper, which was handed 
to her. We exchanged a few words about the paper, 
and then she asked me to come in, stating she had 
very little time, but that she wished to tell me some- 
thing about her Christian neighbor, who went to 
church each Sunday and read the Bible every day, and 
pretended to love the Jewish people, but when talking 
to others, stabbed her Jewish neighbor in the back, as 
it were, and such a wound it caused! Then for some 
time we discussed v.-ith her the meaning of the word 
Christian. And right here, my friends, let me say that 
we, as so-called Gentile Christians must watch our 
talk and our walk, knowing that we are "known and 
read of all men." Then she said, "Won't you have a 
seat?" and went on t-o tell me that we should not have 
street meetings: that a union of majority and minority 
groups was needed. We went on to explain that Satan 
is the real cause of anti-Semitism, but that we must 
give out the Word of God. One hour had passed and 
then I was asked to have a cup of coffee with my 
friend — not only coffee, of course, but Jewish bread, 
sweet butter, and cottage cheese. Her husband joined 
us at the table and entered heartily into our conversa- 
tion, discussing with us such topics as the prophecies of 
the Messiah, and the Trinity. For five solid hours we 
spoke of the things of God, and then I rose to go. 
"You won't ever want to come and see us again since 
we have kept you so long," she said. But I did go, and 
took with me a lovely Scofield Bible for her, and at 
that time two other Jewish persons were there, to 
listen to God's Word. That their spiritual eyes be 
opened, and that they will accept Christ as their Mes- 
siah, and their Saviour from sin, is our prayer. 

You say, "But what about the children?" Well, we do 



try to reach them.. In order to teach them, we have 
met in shoeshine shops, in court yards, and along the 
streets. Why here? So that the Jewish child can come 
and listen without too much observation from the out- 
side. "Going over to Ralph's, Mother," might be their 
method of slipping away from home. As we pass them 
on the street with their own people, never a greeting 
from them, nor a greeting from us in that case, else 
they might be questioned, "How do you know the mis- 
sionary?" And it might not be so good for either of us. 

Four or five times little M. came to our class, which 
was held along a certain street. Without being asked, 
he confessed Christ as his Saviour. Twice his mother 
came after him and each time she listened to the story 
and asked questions such as, "Who crucified Christ?" 
We explained that, though the Jews wanted Christ on 
the cross, and the Roman soldiers pierced Him, yet it 
was for our sins He went there as our sacrifice. We 
visited her in the home, but though she was willing, 
we could see that her surroundings were not such as 
to warrant another visit just yet. She took twenty New 
Testaments to her place of employment (defense plant) 
so that during intermissions the ladies could read 
them. 

Another time, while waiting in an apartment house 
for a Jewish lady, a lively little five-year-old Jewish 
girl came skipping along the hall. She spied me, and 
quickly got her jar v^hich lodged several caterpillars, 
and showed them to me. This I used as a point of 
contact to teach her the lesson on God as Creator, the 
one who alone is able to make something out of noth- 
ing. May it always be true of us that we have given 
them God's Word! (John 17:14). 

BOOO 



:^em ^^s/"^ 



From 
Our Workers 



Rev. Donald F. Carter, pastor of 
The Second Brethren Church, Long- 
Beach, California preached his final 
sermon as pastor of this church, 
December 26. Rev. Carter has en- 
tered into active service of Uncle 
Sam as an Army chaplain. 

Lieutenant Carter was granted 
his commission as first lieutenant 
on November 9 and was ordered 
into active duty one month later. 
He enters the chaplain's school at 
Harvard University for his indoc- 
trination course. 
Rev. Conard Sandy has been called by The Second 
Brethren Church, Long Beach as pastor. Rev. Sandy 
assumed his duties there January 1st. 

The Brethren of West Kittanning, Pennsylvania who 
recently suffered the loss of their church because of 
fire, are meeting each Wednesday night and Sundays 
in the Firemen's Hall. Rev Arthur Malles is pastor. 




Rev, Donald F. Carter 



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JANUARY 15, 1944 



By Rev. A. B. Machlin 



"Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out 
of thy country and from thy kindred, and from thy 
father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 
and I will make of thee a great nation, and will bless 
thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be 
a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee: and 
curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all 
families of the earth be blessed" Genesis 12:1-3. 

In this majestic statement of blessing to be 
brought to all mankind through the instrumen- 
tality of the Jewish nation is embedded a most 
solemn and profound warning. The statement: 
"I will bless THEM that bless* thee, and curse HIM 
that curseth thee," clearly implies that national bless- 
ing will accrue to that people showing kindness and 
fair dealing to Israel, while, on the other hand, no 
individual shall escape the curse of God who in any 
manner manifests hatred toward this race so signally 
honored of God in che past, and for whom awaits a com- 
plete fulfillment of blessing and exaltation to the place 
of highest honor among the nations. 

Has the course of history; ancient, medieval, and 
modern, furnished evidence to prove the truth of the 
statement: "I will curse him that curseth thee"? It is 
the purpose of this little brochure to bring to our at- 
tention a group of historical events, from which the 
reader is invited to draw his own conclusions. 

First, from the most authoritative of all sources, the 
Word of God, we find this' law of retribution mani- 
fested in the case of Egypt in her cruel and heartless 
dealing with the people of Israel. This takes us back 
to the years of approximately 1700-1500 B. C, and the 
last Pharaoh to exercise pitiless and malevolent rule 
over them, as recorded in the Book of Exodus, Chapters 
1 to 15 inclusively. Not only did the choice troops, 
cavalry, and highest ranking Egyptian officers perish, 
but Pharaoh himself died in the waters of judgment 
which overflowed them. Thus did God vindicate His 
V/ord in the early history of Israel, impoverishing the 
land of Egypt, and destroying her monarch, thereby 
delivering the Jewish people and making them an in- 
dependent nation. 

Time marches on and about seven hundred years 
later we find Jerusalem besieged by invading Assyrian 
hosts. Sennacherib curses the people by his pagan 
gods and seeks destruction of the city and captivity of 
the people. Again, the Word of God is vindicated; 
one hundred and eighty five thousand of the finest 
troops of Assyria are supernaturally slain in one night 
outside the walls of Jerusalem, Sennacherib returns to 
his' country with shame of face and is slain by his own 
sons in the house of his idol. 

Because of Israel's sin God has permitted her to 
suffer captivity, humiliation, and persecution; but woe 

RIGHT! 

People do not get mad because the preacher preaches 
plainly, but because they can no longer delude them- 
selves. You can't fool God nor your neighbor. 



to that nation by whom she is persecuted, in that they 
all have increased and made more grievous the suffer- 
ings of this' defenseless people, yet not defenseless, for 
God is her Champion who will yet deal with her pres- 
ent day persecutors. Regarding the nations which have 
mistreated His people God says: "I am jealous for 
Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. And I 
am very sore displeased with the nations that are at 
ease; for I was but a little displeased, and they helped 
forward the affliction .... the nations which spoiled 
you, for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of 
His eye" (Zech. 1:14, 15; 2:8). 

Again we follow the course of time and we find a 
group of conspiratoi's plotting the destruction of a 
noble Hebrew, high in the affairs of state in the king- 
dom of Medo-Persia, about the year 500 B. C. So suc- 
cessful is their plot that in spite of the personal esteem 
in which the king holds his prime minister, he is help- 
less in the hands of his scheming satellites. Conse- 
quently, his noble, courageous friend and counsellor is 
throvm to the wild beasts because of his faithfulness 
to the God of Israel. God does not forsake His serv- 
ant, the lions are restrained by angelic intervention 
from harming him; in the morning he Is taken up un- 
scathed and his persecutors called to account. The 
dreadful warning given almost fourteen hundred years 
before, unheeded although so strongly confirmed and 
proven by the events of history, now again must vin- 
dicate the truth of God's irrevocable Word. The con- 
spirators, root, stock, and branch are consig-ned to the 
fate they had designed for God's innocent servant, no 
angel intervenes to save them and they perish miser- 
ably in the jaws of the ravenous beasts. 

One final example from the Word of God before 
looking at the events of later, profane history. 

About the year 485 B. C. Xerxes the king of Persia 
ruled over a vast empire, larger in extent than the 
kingdoms of either Assyria or Babylon. During this 
reign, one of the most ambitious plans ever devised 
was set forth by one of the chief princes of his king- 
dom for the complete destruction of the entire Jewish 
race. By subtle machinations and the promise of a 
vast sum of money to be obtained by the spoliation of 
the Jews, the king was persuaded to issue an edict 
''to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, 
both young and old, little children and women, in one 
day." A copy of this proclamation, signed, and sealed 
with the king's signet, was sent to all the provinces 
and satrapies of the vast kingdom of Persia, that upon 
a set day this cruel and Satanic decree should be 
effected. The account then states that "the king and 
Haman sat down to drink." Having sent forth an 
edict so terrible, so unspeakably dreadful, they calmly 
sat down to indulge their depraved appetites in joyful 
anticipation of great revenue and the satisfying of 
their sadistic degeneracy. 

But God had other plans for His people. Through 
the instrumentality of a beautiful and courageous 
Jewish girl, He again vindicates His Word. The man 
Haman is the prime offender in this particular case, 



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the king is but the dupe and fool of a man more astute 
than himself. Upon discovering the extent to which 
he had permitted himself to be the tool of Haman, the 
king devises a plan for the Jews to defend themselves 
and take the spoil of their oppressors. He then turns 
to Haman and orders his execution upon the same gal- 
lows he had erected for the death of a noble Jew who 
was his particular enemy, which order was speedily 
carried out, and thus perished the first Schicklegruber. 
II 

As with individuals, so with nations; those who have 
oppressed, slaughtered, exiled, and maltreated the Jew 
have suffered the curse of God. Let us examine some of 
the better known examples. 

In the fifteenth century, Spain, under the malign 
influence of the infamous Tomas de Torquemada or- 
dered all Jews in the kingdom either to embrace the 
pseudo-Christianity of Spain or suffer spoliation and 
exile. The number of Jewish families despoiled ana 
exiled has been variously estimated at from 800,000 to 
1,700,000. From that day the decline of Spain began; 
her military and naval losses, her poverty, internal 
strife, and loss of prestige among the nations, all stem 
from her cruel and heartless persecution engendered 
by the Satanic hatred of the depraved Torquemada 
and fostered by the weak and spineless Spanish mon- 
archs. 

The dreadful pogroms carried out in Poland and 
Russia are common knowledge. We need but to look 
at what was once Poland; the misery, carnage, death 
and destruction are but the inevitable outcome of re- 
fusal to heed the Word of God, the neglect of endeavor 
to know the will of God concerning His people Israel; 
and blind, unreasoning hatred. 

The sufferings of the Jews in Russia about the close 
of the nineteenth century are indescribable. A revival 
of the old "Blood Accusation" was precipitated by a 
drunken mob in a tavern in Elizabethgrad on Easter 
eve 1881; the Jewish quarter of that city was looted 
and hundreds slaughtered, women and girls violated, 
houses burned, and outrages of the most vicious kind 
perpetrated. The wave of incendiarism and murderous 
riot spread rapidly; no less than one hundred and 
sixty-seven towns and villages, including Odessa, and 
Kiev, were brought under this horror; tens of thou- 
sands were reduced to abject poverty and left without 
shelter; all of Western Russia, from the Black Sea to 
the Baltic was a scene of unspeakable and dreadful 
suffering for the Jews. Medieval anti-Semitism was' a 
part of the polity of the Russian empire, fostered by 
the Tsars. 

Have history, and present day conditions, substanti- 
ated the truth of the Word of God? What has been 
the fate of the Tsars? The present day losses of Russia 
in men, despite her military victories, are enormous. 
The sufferings of her populace at the hands of the 
Nazi beast are fearful. Despite military censorship, we 
know that the destruction of property in Russia has 
been on a scale so vast as almost to defy comprehen- 
sion. Dare we mention the enslavement of her people 
to a Godless economic and political party? "I will curse 
him that curseth thee. . ." 

in 

And now, finally, may we consider one nation which 
in the supreme folly and crowning effrontery of its de- 



luded leaders, seeks to do that which the Persian fool, 
with all his power, position, and favorable circum- 
stance failed to do, and perished in his undertaking? 

In the financial crisis in Germany in 1873, a journa- 
list by the name of William Marr gave expression to 
the perverted reasonings of his degenerate mind in a 
booklet entitled "The Victory of Judaism over German- 
ism" in which ancient hatreds were revived and the 
Jew made the scape-goat for all the ills of the German 
debacle. 

The book fell in fertile soil and by 1879 the evil seed 
began to produce its wicked fruit. To the shame and 
contempt of professed religion bearing the name Chris- 
tian, Adolph Stocker, a court preacher, in that year 
became the leader of an anti-Semitic league, backed by 
Prince Bismarck. > 

Disgrace and scandal soon overtook the anti-Semitic 
party, powerful and influential friends were raised up, 
the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess voiced strong 
protest; to their voices were added those of other illus- 
trious personages; the anti-Semitic party fell into dis- 
repute, Stocker was dismissed from his post as court 
preacher, and other leaders of the movement suffered 
disgrace. The writings of Marr, however, continued 
their evil work, being directly responsible for uprisings 
in Russia. It is significant to note that the origin of 
Marr's despicable writings was in Hamburg. 

The fabrication of The Protocols of the Elders of 
Zion, the concoction of lies and overweening presump- 
tion which characterizes "Mein Kampf," and the 
purpose of Germany's modern Haman must all reap 
their bitter harvest. The fearful destruction of Ger- 
man cities by the air forces of the United Nations is 
but the precursor of the awful and inevitable judg- 
ment which Germany must receive. It can not be 
doubted that Hitler and his unholy associates see the 
handwriting on the wall, but rather than heed the 
warning so faithfully given and so abundantly proven 
by the events of history, are determined to increase 
their violence, and in departing, "slam the door so 
hard that its reverberations shall shake succeeding 
generations." 

The God of Heaven who hears the fulminations of 
puny men may be pleased to prevent the door slam- 
ming, but as to their departure no uncertainty at- 
taches. "I will curse him that curseth thee. . ." 

May we state, at the risk of triteness, that the term 
"anti-Semitism" is somewhat a misnomer. Other races 
of Semitic origin are not, nor have been, subject to the 
perverse, blind, unreasoning hatred manifest toward 
the Jew. What is behind this cruel and sinister 
enmity? 

We need not go far for our answer. The great enemy 
of God and man, who is the adversary of every purpose 
of God, has sought, and is seeking the destruction of 
the race through whom were given the oracles of God, 
through whom was provided the world's Redeemer, and 
who are destined in the will of God to occupy the posi- 
tion of highest honor among the nations. Jew hatred 
is purely of Satanic origin, and all who permit them- 
selves to become dupes of his propaganda must reap 
the dreadful judgment and consequences of unbelief. 
Let us remember that a blessing is pronounced upon 
them who bless Israel; the curse is only for the enemies 
of God and His people. 



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NEWS OF THE THANKSGIVING OFFERING 

From the early reports of church offerings which 
have come to us, it appears that the largest offering 
for Home Missions in Brethren history is on the way. 
The thrills that we have received from some of these 
reports reward us for many a hard month of toil in 
Home Missions. 

For instance, imagine our joy to find that down in 
the Kentucl:y hills, where for twenty-five years we had 
a mission which insisted that the follcs down there 
simply had nothing to give and could not be expected 
to make offerings, we now have a mission at Clayhole 
reporting an offering of $264.00 and more coming in! 
What do you thmk of that? 

Some of the devoted men who went with us to help 
build the structure at Clayhole with their own hands 
will be happy over this. It is evident that we made no 
mistake in location, building, or leadership there. God 
was leading. 

At Roann is a small group of 17 Brethren firmly 
struggling to lay the foundation for a real Brethren 
church. They meet in a rented hall, pay their own pas- 
tor, Lynn Schrock. and care for all their own expenses. 
They just closed a revival effort and supported it in 
a most efficient manner. Do they pity themselves and 
keep what they have'' No slrree, they don't! They sent 
in $105.00 for Home Missions that others might have 
the gospel. Such a spirit should make us all proud to 
be Brethren! 

An isolated Brethren who has had to attend churches 
of other denominations for many years, arid whose 
heart is as loyal to his first faith as ever, is George 
Seibert of Beatrice, Nebraska. We visited him on our 
recent western trip. Last fall he gave $50.00 to Home 
Missions, but this year he sent in $100.00. He explained, 
"Brother Miller, this has been a poor year for me 
financially, so I am doubling my gift to Home Mis- 
sions." Think of that for the spirit of an eighty-one 
year old servant of the Lord ! He Is as young in heart 



as old Caleb. With such a spirit in the hearts of Breth- 
ren, little wonder that God is blessing the Brethren 
Church today. 

Imagine the feelings of the Secretary when he 
learned that our Mission Church at Modesto, Cali- 
fornia, had $1100.00 in their Home Mission offering 
and more coming in! Any otlier pastor want to start 
a per capita argument with Brother Ralph Rambo and 
his two year old church? 

Then there is the North Riverdale church, another 
one just a little over two years old, reporting $1200.00, 
and more to come! Brother Uphouse can be interested 
in the per capita comparison easily! 

And now comes Compton, California church. Less 
than two years ago this work was staggering in de- 
feat. "But God" — through Brother Ralph Colburn, pas- 
tor, raised up a banner in Compton last year. They 
asked for just half of their annual support from the 
Council, ran up their Sunday school to 200, began win- 
ning souls to Christ, and now they are giving back 
$500.00 in the Thanksgiving offering to the Council in 
return for helping them in past years. No wonder there 
is a song in our hearts today! 

Well, we could go on and on, but here are the rest 
that have reported' 

Bethel Church, Berne, Ind $4,000 

Dayton, Ohio. (First) 3,500 

Mansfield, Ohio 575 

Canton, Ohio . 600 

Washington, D. C. 1,200 

Long Beach, Calif. (First) 6.600 

Los Angeles, Calif (First) 500 

Winona Lake, Ind. 575 

Whittier, Calif. 1,600 

Los Angeles, Calif (Second) 2,000 

Regular reports will begin to appear in next month's 
issue of the Home Missions number of the Herald. We 
simply praise God! 



9ii^an4ftGilo^H Plea6j& 



TWENTY-ONE PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS REGARDING ISRAEL'S PAST 

PRESENT AND FUTURE 



1. Are the Jews God's chosen people? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"The Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a 
special people unto Himself, above all the people 
that are upon the face of the earth" Deut. 7:6. 

2. Why did God choose the Jew above all the other 
people? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor 
choose you, because ye were more in number than 
any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: 
But because the Lord loved you, and because he 
would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your 
fathers" Deut. 7:7, 8. 

3. What were God's chosen people chosen for? 
Thus saith the Lord: 

1. To be a holy nation Ex. 19:6. 

2. To be a kingdom of priests Ex. 19:6. 

3. To be God's witnesses: "Ye are my witnesses. 



saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have 
chosen" Isa. 43:10. 

4. To be a blessing to all mankind: "I will bless 
thee and make thy name great; and thou shalt 
be a blessing . . . and in thee shall all families 
of the earth be blessed" Gen. 12:2, 3. 

5. To be the channel of God's revelation: "What 
advantage then hath the Jew? . . . Much every 
way: chiefly because that unto them were com- 
mitted the oracles of God" Rom. 3:1, 2. "Who 
are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adop- 
tion, and the glory, and the covenants, and the 
giving of the law, and the service of God, and 
the promises" Rom. 9:4. 

6. To be the channel of God's manifestation m 
the flesh: "Whose are the fathers, and of 
whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who 
is over all, God blessed for ever" Rom. 9:5. 
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among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory 
as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of 
grace and truth" John 1:14. 
7. To be the instrument of the Kingdom's procla- 
mation: "And in that day thou shalt say, O 
Lord, I will praise thee . . . Behold, God is my 
salvation, I will trust, and not be afraid: for 
the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and song; 
he also is become my salvation . . . And in that 
day shall ye say. Praise the Lora, call upon His 
name, declare his doings among the people . . . 
this is known in all the earth. Cry out and 
shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the 
Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee" Isa. 
12:1-6. 

"In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men 
shall take hold ... of the skirt of him that is 
a Jew, saying. We will go with you : for we have 
heard that God is with you" Zech. 8:23. 

4. Did God ever regret or repent of choosing Israel as 
his chosen people? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"As touching the election, they (the Jews) are be- 
loved for their fathers' sake. For the gifts and 
calling of God are without repentance" Rom. 11: 
28, 29. 

5. Did God cast off His chosen people because of their 
disobedience? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"If heaven above can be measured, and the found • 
ations of the earth searched out beneath, I wiil 
also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they 
have done, saith the Lord" Jer. 31:37. 

6. Did God cast off His chosen people because of 
their unbelief and rejection of Christ? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"I say then. Hath God cast away his people? God 
forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of 
Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not 
cast away His people which He foreknew" Rom. 
11:1, 2. 

7. Did God cast off the Jews because of their cruci- 
fixion of Christ? 

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Thus saith the Lord: 

"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assur- 
edly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom 
ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when 
they (the Jews) heard this, they were pricked in 
their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest 
of the apostles. Men and brethren, what shall we 
do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be 
baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus 
Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall re- 
ceive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise 
is unto you, and to your children, and to all that 
are afar off" Acts 2:36-39. 

8. Why are the Jews persecuted and suffering so 
much? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of 
this law that are written in this book. . . the Lord 
shall scatter thee among all people, from the one 
end of the earth even unto the other. . . And 
among these nations shalt thou find no ease, 
neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest. . . And 
thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou 
shalt fear day and night and shalt have none 
assurance of thy life" Deut. 28:58, 64-66. 
"All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee 
not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of 
an enemy with the chastisement of a cruel one, 
for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy 
sins were increased. Why criest thou for thine 
afflictions? . . . because thy sins were increased, 
I have done these things unto thee" Jer. 30:14, 15. 

9. Can any one, or any nation be unkind to the Jew, 
harbor hatred for the Jew, or heap persecution upon the 
Jew with impunity? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse 
him that curseth thee" Gen. 12:3. 
"For he that toucheth you (Israel) toucheth the 
apple of His eye" Zech. 2:8. 

"Therefore all they that devour thee shall be de- 
voured; and all thine adversaries, every one of 
them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil 
thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee 
will I give for a prey" Jer. 30: 16. 

10. Who and what is back of all anti-Semitism? 
Thus saith the Lord: 

"And the dragon (Satan) stood before woman 
(Israel) which v;as ready to be delivered, for to 
devour her child (Christ) as soon as it was born. . . 
And the dragon (Satan) . . . persecuted the woman 
(Israel) which brought forth the man child 
(Christ)" Rev. 12:4, 13. 

11. Why is anti-Semitism on the increase, and why 
are so many more Jews killed than ever before? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"The disciples came unto him (Christ) privately 
saying. Tell us, when shall these things be? and 
what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the 
end of the world? . . . And Jesus answered and 
said unto them . . . And ye shall hear of wars and 
rumors of wars . . . For nation shall rise against 
nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there 
shall be famines, and pestilences, and earth- 
quakes, in divers places. All these are the be- 



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ginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you 
up to be afflicted and shall kill you: and ye shall 
be hated of all nations for my name's sake" Matt. 
24:3, 6-9. 

12. Will the Pharaohs, the Hamans, and the Hitlers 
succeed in destroyins the Jewish people? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the 
ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light 
by night ... If those ordinances depart from be- 
fore me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel 
also shall cease from being a nation before me, 
forever" Jer. 31:35. 

"For as the new heavens and the new earth shall 
remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your 
seed and your name remain" Isa. 66:22. 

13. Why is God preserving the Jew from destruction? 
Thus saith the Lord: 

"Because the Lord loved you, and because He 
would keep the oath which He had sworn unto 
your fathers" . . . Deut. 7:8. 

"Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus 
saith the Lord God; I do not this for your sakes, 
O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, 
which ye have profaned among the heathen, 
whither ye went . . . and the heathen shall know 
that I am the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I 
shall be sanctified in you before their eyes . . . 
Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; 
and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, 
and they shall know that I am the Lord" Ezek. 36: 
22, 23: 38:23. 

14. When will Israel's persecution and suffering come 
to an end? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"There shall be great distress upon the land, and 
wrath unto this people. And they shall fall by 
the edge of the sword, and shall be led captive into 
all the nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden 
down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gen- 
tiles be fulfilled" Luke 21:23, 24. "Behold, your 
house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto 
you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall 
say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the 
Lord" Matt. 23.38, 39. 

15. Why then did the Jews as a nation reject Christ 
as their Messiah when He was upon earth? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh 
for, but the election hath obtained it, and the rest 
were blinded (hardened). (According as it is writ- 
ten, God hath given them the spirit of slumber 
(stupor), eyes that they should not see, and ears 
that they should not hear;) unto this day . . . 
As concerning the gospel, they (the Jews) are 
enemies for your (Gentiles) sake . . . For as ye 
(Gentiles) in times past have not believed God, 
yet have now obtained mercy (salvation) through 
their (Jews) unbelief" Rom. 11:7, 8, 28, 30. 
"It was necessarj- that the word of God should 
first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put 
it from you. and judge yourselves unworthy of 
everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles" Acts 
13:46. 



16. Why don't the Jews as a nation (individual Jews 
do) accept Christ now? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

1. (By implication) Failure of the Church: "Go 
ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to 
every creature" Mark 16:15. What aggressive effort 
has the Church made to reach the Jews for 
Christ? 

2. Poor example of Christians. "And be not con- 
formed to this world: but be ye transformed. . . 
Bless them that persecute you: bless, and curse 
not. . . Love one another: for he that loveth an- 
other hath fulfilled the law. , . Love worketh no 
ill to his neighbor" Rom. 12:2, 14: 13:8, 10. How 
much of true Christianity has the Jew seen in the 
lives of those who call themselves Christians? 

3. Persecution of Jews by so called Christians: 
"But I have a few things against thee (the 
church), because thou hast there them that hold 
the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a 
stumblingblock before the children of Israel. . ." 
Rev. 2:14. 

17. Will the Jews as a nation accept Jesus Christ as 
their Messiah? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"And they (Israel) shall look upon me whom they 

have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one 

mourneth for his only son" Zech. 12:10. 

"And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written. 

There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and 

shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob" Rom. 

11:26. 

18. When will the Jews accept Jesus Christ as their 
Messiah? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

"For I would not, brethren, that ye should be 
ignorant of this mystery . . . that blindness in 
part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the 
Gentiles be come in" Rom. 11:25. 

19. Will God restore the Jews to the Promised Land? 
Thus saith the Lord: 

"And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, 
and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and 
gather together the dispersed of Judah from the 
four corners of the earth" Isa. 11:12. 
"For I will take you from among the nations, and 
gather you out of all the countries, and will bring 
you into your own land. And I will sprinkle clean 
water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your 
filthmess, and from all your idols, will I cleanse 
you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new 
spirit will I put within you: and I will take away 
the stony heart out of your flesh and I will give 
you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit 
within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, 
and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 
And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your 
fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be 
your God" Ezek. 36:24-28. 

20. When wiU the Restoration take place? 
Thus saith the Lord: 

"When they therefore were come together, they 
asked of Him, saying, Lord, writ thou at this time 
restore again the kingdom to Israel? And He said 
unto them, It is not for you to know the times 



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or the seasons, which the Father hath put in His 

own power" Acts 1:6,7. 
21. What can we do to hasten that glorious day of 
Israel's redemption? 

Thus saith the Lord: 

L Prayer for Israel. "Pray for the peace of 

Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee" Psa. 

122:6. 

2. Kindness to Israel: "And whosoever shall give 
to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold 
water only m the name of a disciple, verily I say 
unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward" 
Matt. 10:42. 

"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the 
least of these my (Jewish) brethren, ye have done 
it unto me" Matt. 25:40. 

3. Missions unto Israel: "And when he had called 
unto Him his tv/elve disciples, he gave them 
power. . . These twelve Jesus sent forth, and com- 
manded them, saying ... go rather to the lost 
sheep of the house of Israel" Matt. 10:1, 5, 6. "And 
(Christ) said unto them, Thus it is written, and 
thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from 
the dead the third day; and that repentance and 
remission of sins should be preached in His name 
among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem" Luke 
24:46, 47. 



THE DiLEMMA OF THE JEWS 

Someone has remarked, perhaps rather cynically, 
that there are two kinds of people in the world: 
those who drive the Jews out of their country, and 
those who will not allow them to enter! Herein lies 
the dilemma of the twentieth century Jewry. There 
are now millions of Jews on the Continent living in 
unspeakable conditions and rapidly deteriorating in 
every way. Palestine, along with other countries, is 
no longer open to receive refugees. It should be borne 
in mind that modern Palestine is only as large as 
Wales. At present (1943) there are some 1.100,000 
Arabs and 450.000 Jews in the country. Culturally, the 
Near East is Semitic: and as the Jews, like the Arabs 
are Semitic, the primary barrier between them and 
the Arabs is religious: which manifests itself in the 
political and economic spheres of life. It is only as 
nationalism has come to the fore in the modern 
political world that the Jews in any large numbers 
feel themselves to belong to Palestine, in the way an 
Englishman feels himself to belong to England. In a 
v;ord Gentile nationalism has re-awakened the Jew- 
ish national consciousness. This is largely the explan- 
ation of Zionism. But cure nationalism (or racialism) 
is now thoroughly discredited, and so the Jews feel 
they are adrift from the main stream of life. They 
are denied a national home, while at the same time 
the rest of mankind has failed to incorporate them 
into the framework of human society. It is at this 
point that the Church of Christ can help them. 

5000 

Throughout Poland there were 350.000 Polish Jews 
and about 700,000 deported to ghettos and camps 
from other countries. A total of less than 200,000 re- 
main alive today and the murders still continue in- 
cessantly. O that Zion's Deliverer might soon appear! 
— Sign of the Fig Tree. 

5000 

Let the New Year be a year of freedom from sin, a 
year of service, a year of trust in God, and it will be 
a happy year from first to last. It may be the hardest 
year we have known but it will be the happiest if in 
The Lord. 



Blaine Snyder 
Preeport Mich. 



GOD BLESS AMERICA 

"What a song of the hour today. Everybody sings 
it. But will God Bless America? When she fails to 
serve Him; wheii church pews are vacant; people are 
indifferent to the Word and Bibles are forgotten. 

God Bless America? When the principles on which 
she was founded are becoming out of style. When it's 
smart to serve the Devil seven days a week. 

God Bless America? When its mothers and future 
mothers can smoke and drink and be "nice about it." 
When happiness is found under the influence of drink, 
foul jokes and jazz music. 

God Bless America? When fathers must work three 
Sundays out of four and mothers bear all the responsi- 
bility of the family's spiritual training. When men fail 
as men, to worship and pray. When God's money and 
possessions aren't contributed to His cause. 

God bless America? When she needs the services of 
men in churches instead of trenches. When prayer 
meetings are placed aside for the pool halls and 
gambling joints. When Sunday is a picnic, rodeo, or 
golf tournament. 

God bless America? When homes make mockery of 
'Returning Thanks' and are ashamed to mention 
Christ. When Christmas is a celebration with no 
thought of its origin and Easter is a fashion parade. 

God Bless America? When the blood of Christ is 
trampled and few care to bear His cross. When the 
gift of salvation is rejected and the Kingdom of God 
is never sought. 

God Bless America? When she's pleasure mad, 
politically crazy, and men set their own standards of 
living. 

God Bless America? No, God have mercy, I say." 
— A Christian Mother 

The above article was copied from the Platte County 
Record of Wheatland, Wyoming. We would like to con- 
gratulate the Christian mother who wrote such a 
truthful and thought-provoking contribution. Not- 
withstanding the many alluring pledges and promises 
made recently by certain politically minded office 
seekers, we wish you would remember that there is but 
one reward for our formerly great Nation and that is 
either turn back to God or go ahead In the path of 
sin and unrighteousness that ultimately leads to judg- 
ment and oblivion. Lord have mercy on us. 



(^eme4fute/i 



HE FAILETH NOT 

'Mid earh's confusion, strain and din, 
He giveth perfect peace within , 
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EDUCATIONAL NUMBER 

The Brethren Missionary Herald 
JANUARY 22, 1944 



Vol.6 



No. 4 A 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



GRACE (^THEOLOGICAL 
SEMINARY 



By President Alva J. McClain 

and 

Professor Herman A. Hoyt 

ATTENTION— PRE-SEMINARY STUDENTS 

All students in college or other schools preparing for 
entrance to the Seminary should read carefully the 
following: In a recent communication from the Na- 
tional Selective Service headquarters, we are reminded 
that the government expects all ministerial students 
to follow strictly an accelerated educational program 
if they wish to be sure of their deferred status. This 
means that pre-seminary students now in college 
should not take an extended summer vacation from 
study, but should arrange to continue their studies in 
summer school. If the colleges or schools where they 
are do not operate summer sessions, they should take 
summer work at institutions which do offer summer 
courses. This is an important matter. If you have 
been deferred as a student preparing for the ministry, 
and if you should take a regular summer vacation, 
your local draft board may decide that you have ceased 
to be a student preparing for the ministry and re- 
classify you as available for military service. 

The same policy applies to students now engaged in 
Seminary Studies. However, the situation here at Grace 
Seminary is somewhat different. The Seminary here 
has not been operating a summer school because we 
regard practical experience in Christian service as an 
important and integral part of theological training, 
and therefore we have left the summers free from 
classroom work to permit students to engage in prac- 
tical work. Seminary students admitted without full 
pre-seminary college work are expected to continue 
such college work during the summers. 

The viewpoint of the government authorities is as 
follows: Young men who have been deferred for the 
purpose of preparing for the ministry should work at 
their task just as diligently as those who are drafted 
into the military service. And since soldiers are not 
given long summer vacations, ministerial students 
should not have Lhem either. This is altogether rea- 
sonable. Surely, in such days as these, the man pre- 
paring for the service of the Gospel should not expect 
a less rigid program than the man who is training 
for military service. 

Grace Seminary will be glad to hear from any young 
men who desire further advice on this matter. — A. J. M. 



ROMAN CATHOLICISM 
IN ARGENTINA 

According to a v/ireless from Buenos Aires to the 
New York Times, dated January first, the government 
of Argentina has issued a decree which makes the 
teaching of the Roman Catholic religion compulsory in 
all primary, secondary, and some other schools. The 
only pupils excused from this compulsory teaching will 
be those whose parents belong to some other religion 
and who make definite request that their children be 
excused. But even such children will be given "moral 
instruction." Since all religious teachers appointed 
by the state, also all textbooks, must have the approval 
of the Catholic authorities, it seems quite certain that 
even those children excused from "religious" instruc- 
tion will be subject to Roman Catholic influence. 
Surely Protestant believers, and especially the Breth- 
ren, should pray much about this fresh encroachment 
upon the liberties of Christians in Argentina. 

The above mentioned move on the part of the new 
Argentine governm.ent makes it fairly clear that the 
revolution which set up that government recently 
must have been closely related to Roman Catholic 
schemes to tighten the powers of the Vatican there. 
We here in America ought never forget that this is the 
same Catholic Church which talks so loudly in our 
country about "freedom of religion." The truth of 
the matter is that Romanism fights for freedom of 
religion only in those countries where Catholics are 
in the minority. Once they have a majority in a coun- 
try, they are always against any real freedom of re- 
ligion. This fact is so clear, in such countries as Italy, 
Spain, and the Latin Americas, that one wonders why 
otherwise intelligent men cannot see it. The answer is 
that they do see it. but the political power of Romanism 
is so great and so ruthless that men are afraid to raise 
their voices about the matter. — A. J. M. 

TWO FINE GIFTS FOR THE SEMINARY 

The Seminary has recently received from Miss Sarah 
J. Cobaugh of La Verne, California, an annuity gift of 
one thousand dollars: and from Mrs. Seltha Dawson 
of Marion, Indiana, United States Government bonds 
valued at one thousand dollars plus interest. Both of 
these fine gifts are designated to be used for the pro- 
posed new Seminary building. The Seminary acknowl- 
edges with appreciation the thoughtfulness and gen- 
erosity of these two friends, and suggests that there be 
definite prayer to the end that other similar con- 
tributions may be given for this purpose. There could 
be no better place to invest some of the bonds which 
friends of the Seminary have been buying. We must 
have a building of our own to house our classes in the 
near future, and now in these prosperous days is the 
time when the necessary funds should be raised so that 
work on its erection can be started just as soon as war 
conditions permit. We have in mind several possible 
locations here for such a building, and expect to report 
the purchase of land before long. We shall be glad to 
hear from any friends interested in making gifts of 
'bonds or money for this purpose. — A. J. M. 



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Foreign countries $1.50 a year. ADMINISTRATION: Leo Polman, Secretary of Publications; Robert Gilbert, Office Manager. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 

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JANUARY 22, 1944 



BOMB AND BULLET RELIGION 

Chaplain Forgy (Presbyterian), home after three 
years of duty with the navy, is quoted as saying, "I 
learned more basic religion in my first five minutes 
under fire than I did in my seven years in the semin- 
ary and in preaching." 

This is the sort of nonsense that a certain breed of 
preachers begin to utter whenever they have heard 
the whine of some bullets. I recall distinctly that dur- 
ing the first world war we had to listen to the same 
thing. One preacher returned from the trenches in 
France and announced that when he left this country 
he had had a rather long religious creed, but that 
under fire his creed had been reduced to one simple 
article which he expressed as follows: "You can bet 
your life there is a God." 

I do not know what school Chaplain Forgy attended 
as a ministerial student, but what he said about learn- 
ing "basic religion" in five minutes under fire sug- 
gests one of two things: Either the Chaplain doesn't 
know anything about "basic religion," or the Semin- 
ary he attended knew nothing about it. Having read 
this, you will not be surprised to learn that Chaplain 
Forgy is the man who acquired a dubious fame by say- 
ing (under fire), "Praise the Lord, and pass the am- 
munition." The godly chaplains who are really "pass- 
ing the ammunition" today did not learn their "basic 
reigion" listening to bullets. They learned it by hear- 
ing the Word of God. We should render honor to whom 
honor is due. And there is a certain honor due the 
men who have braved the dangers of war, no matter 
who they are or what they profess in the way of re- 
ligion or irreligion. But, on the other hand, we need 
to remember that not even courage under fire is suffi- 
cient to make a man trustworthy as a teacher of re- 
ligion. We may respect and honor such men, but we 
cannot trust our souls to their theology unless it is in 
harmony with the written Word. — A. J. M. 

THERE ARE LEAN YEARS AHEAD 

Periods of prosperity are usually followed by periods 
of great privation. Especially is this true wheh the 
prosperity is artificially stimulated such as that 
through which we are now passing. It is therefore to 
be expected that the years immediately ahead will 
bring poverty, privation, and suffering, such as shortly 
followed the first World War. And this will not be in 
the United States alone, for the world has become one, 
and what affects one country is bound to have its 
effect in others. 

This particular cycle of prosperity and privation is a 
truth only too well known by the thinking men and 
women of the world, and even by some who do not do 
so much thinking. This will explain in part the pro- 
found concern on the part of so many concerning the 
post-war world. Post-war planning is in the air and 
upon the lips of the leaders of the world, whether they 
be presidents, prime ministers, or potentates. All the 
brains that men can marshal for this gigantic task wUl 
not be too much for what lies ahead. 

There is no doubt that the multiplied plans produced 
by human geniuses of this present period in history 
■will be worthy of mankind, but will fail just like the 
plans of men in every other period in history. They 



will fail, not because they are not good plans, insofar 
as the plans of men go, but because they ignore the 
basic principles of human progress, and because they 
lack the prophetic viewpoint of God. There is need for 
one today, just as in the days of Joseph, who is "dis- 
creet and wise" (Gen. 41:33), "a man in whom the 
Spirit of God is" (Gen. 41:38). 

Such a man would take advantage of the rich years 
through which we are now passing, for these are rich 
years in the production of food. In spite of the fact 
that the United States is providing for a war machine 
made up of millions of men, providing vast stores of 
food for other nations unable to produce their own, 
there are still vast stores of food in this country that 
may go to waste if not properly stored for the future. 
Joseph of old would provide storehouses to relieve the 
glutted stock markets. He would provide places for 
sugar and coffee that the years of famine ahead may 
be survived with comparative ease. 

But no, the years of famine will come, during which 
there will be no feasting. Men are more concerned 
today in preserving monetary standards than they are 
in preserving real wealth, and the eyes of men are on 
the present and in the earth, while the future and 
heaven, known only to God, are unrevealed. Oh, that 
there might come to leadership one in whom there is 
the Spirit of God, who is discreet and wise. — H. A. H^ 

"MERE PREACHMENT" 

At the World Christianity Meeting of the Presby- 
terian General Assembly held in Detroit, Michigan, 
Mr. Wendell L. Willkie, aspiring candidate for the Re- 
publican nomination for 1944, made an address. He is 
quoted in Christian World Facts on page 50 in his com- 
ments upon missionary contributions to other nations 
as follows: "The missionaries are not resented, but 
respected and admired. This is because they have con- 
tributed so much more than mere preachment." 

If only these two sentences were all that were pre- 
served of that speech, it would be possible to describe 
clearly the theology v/hich Mr. Willkie holds. It marks 
the low view he places on preaching, and especially the 
preaching of the Gospel. It marks the low view which 
he places upon the value of human souls. It marks 
the low view he ha.s of heaven and God and human 
destiny. And, after all, it vitiates everything else he says 
in his message about the value of missionary contribu- 
tion to other nations. After all, if the Gospel is "mere 
preachment," then the souls of men are temporal, this 
life is all, Heaven is a gilded fog bank, and why be 
concerned about material contributions to other na- 
tions? Let them live as they do. Values do not really 
change by the changing of a few forms and customs, 
except perhaps to enable men and women to carry out 
the cry of the Hedonists, "Eat, drink, and be merry, 
for tomorrow we die." 

If Mr. Willkie only knew it, there is just one reason 

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person today Is that he has de- 
ified man, humanized Christ, and 
minimized Satan. 



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the missionaries had any material contributions to 
make, and that is because the Gospel first came to 
them in saving power. It was for the sake of human 
souls headed for an eternity in hell that they went out 
with the Gospel. The material contributions which mis- 
sionaries have made were just the many things that 
they took along with them when they took the Gospel. 
The Gospel was the momentous reason for their going 
and all the rest were by-products. 

If Mr. Willkie were the only one who holds this 
badly distorted view of material and spiritual values, 
it might not be so bad. But even the church, which 
bears the name of the living God, has forgotten that 
"seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteous- 
ness; and all these things shall be added unto you" 
(Matt. 6:33), is still the principle by which real prog- 
ress is made. There is an alarming concern for pleas- 
ure, recreation, physical betterment, and peace propa- 
ganda, to the exclusion of seeking the kingdom of God. 
Evangelization is being set aside as "mere preachment." 



Mr. Willkie admits that the future of the world is 
in jeopardy if we rely merely upon governmental 
forms, world councils, or the intricacies of diplomacy. 
He says it must rest upon and be suffused with those 
age-old principles which this and other churches have 
been teaching throughout the centuries; but Mr. Willkie 
does not know, or chooses to ignore, what the churches 
have been teaching throughout the centuries, for he 
calls it "mere preachment." We can only respond in 
the words of Jesus, "If therefore the light that is in 
thee be darkness, hov/ great is that darkness" (Matt. 
6:23).— H. A. H. 

5000 

REMEMBER 

We can tickle people's ears but only the Holy Spirit 
can prick men's hearts. 

When Fear knocks at the door, send Faith to answer 
and you will find nobody there. 

The Devil can run a mile while some people are 
cranking up. — Selected. 






.^300 
5301 
5302 



Octaber, November and De«ember, 1943 



Name Church Bece 

Mr. ami Mrs. Thas. Baker. Roiuin. Ind 

Mr. and Jirs. T^ester Pifer. Dayton. Tenn.. Rittman. Ohfo 

Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Mr-Bride, Troy. Ohio, Pleasant Hill, O. 

Orace Brethren Church, Flora. Ind 

Bethel Bethren Church. Berne, Ind 

Mrs. Sam Homey, Winona lyake. Ind.. Whittier, Cahf. . . 

Mr. Sam Homey, Wmona X^ke. Ind., Wllittier, Calif. . . 

Prof, and Mrs. Homer Kent. Winona Lake, Indiana., 
Washington. D. C 

.Tohn Hottle Family, Friedens, Penn., Listde, Penn. . . 

Philathea Bible CJass, Philadelplua, Penn. (Krst) .... 

Miss Belle Thompson, Port.is. Kansas 

Mrs. Dessie Bailey. Beme, Ind 

Clark Property Income, Long Beach. Calif. (First) . . . . 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Burcb, Long Beach, Calif. (First) 

Mr. Wm. E. Ganvood, Culver City, CaHf., 

Long Beach. Calif. (B'irst) 

Jfrs. Minnie R. Nelson. Long Beach. Calif. (First) .... 

I^rst Brethren Church (Misc. Offering) 

Long Beach. Oahf. (First) 

Lawrence .ludge. Carwin, Iowa 

Miss Ruth Crocker. Philadelphia, Penn. (First) 

Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Masters, Glendale. Calif 

Miss True Hunt. Cleveland. Tcnn., Beme, Ind 

Rev. Pat Henry. Winona L.ike. Ind 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schumacher, Elkhiart, Ind., 

Osceola. Ind 

Rev. and Mrs. E. B. StudebaksT. Fresno, Calif 

Dr. J. C. Beal, Seattle. Wash., Waterloo. Iowa 

Lester Keyser, Homarville, Cihio 

West Homer Brethren Church, Homerville, Ohio 

Ambassadors of Grace Mission. Fresno, Calif 

Dr. and Mrs. .1. W. Tibbals, Panora, Iowa 

Eleanor Harris. Sunnyside. Wash 

Mrs. R. V. Aspinwall. Frceport. Ill 

Jlr. and Mrs. Wesley Miller, Goshen, Ind.. Osceola, Ind. 

A Friend, Warsaw, Ind 

Mrs. ilinnie Kennedy. Beflerue, Africa, 

Philadelpliia, Pa. (First) 

Mrs. Ellen Greaves, Philadelphia, Pa. (First) 

David Mellick. Lexington. Ohio 

Winona Engraving Co., Wincna Lake. Ind., 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. H. .1. Prichaird, Falls City, Nebr 

Mr. R. R. Boon, Durli;im. CaUf 

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Aeby. Indianapolis, Ind 

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Bl.ick, Indianapolis. Ind 

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Goodman, Winona Lake, Ind., 

Indianapolis, Ind 

Jlrs. R. L. Rosman, Clay City, Ind . . . . 

York City, 



5308 
5309 
5310 

5311 
5312 
5313 
5314 
5315 
5316 
5317 
5318 
5319 
5320 
5321 



Ens. and Mrs. Robt. Hoo 

Dayton, O. (N. Riverdale) 
Minear Sisters. Claypool, Ind., Winona Lake. Ind. ...... 

First Brethren Sunday School, Philadeli>hia, Pa. (First) 



5332 
5333 
5334 



15.00 

130. .lO 
50.70 
15.00 

100.00 
4.00 
10.00 

100.00 
10.00 
35.00 

5.00 
29.00 
30.00 
40.00 

5.00 
10.00 
10.00 
10.00 

20,00 



50.00 

10.00 

100.00 



5.00 
5.00 
21.50 



Wm. R. Miller, Johnstown Pa (First) 5335 

Mrs. Ruth Butler, Erie, Pa. Johnstown, Pa. (l"irst) . . 5330 

Mrs. R. R. Merritt. Johnstown, Pa. (First) 5337 

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Miller, Sa-n Diego, Oal., 

Johnstown. Pa. (First) 5338 

Mike KorJewitz. Johnstown. Pa. (First) 5339 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hindman, Johnstown, Pa. (First) . . 5340 

Mrs. Mary Bifano, Joluistown, Pa. (First) 5341 

Mary Ellen Resevitz, Sunhurj', Pa., 

Johnstown. Pa. (First) 5342 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Homey, Winona Lake. Ind.. 

WhitUer, Catit 5343 

Ronald jrcBride. Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 

Ashland, Ohio 5344 

Rev. and Mrs. Homer Kent, Winona Lake, Ind., 

Washington, D. C 534." 

Mrs. Ella Pearce. Hays. Kans.. Portis, Kansas 5340 

Mcs. Dessie Bailey. Beme. Ind 5347 

Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Fett--"-s. Beme, Ind 5348 

Mr. and Mrs. >relvin Myers. Beme. Ind 5349 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Smitley. Beme. Ind 5350 

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Kubn, Beme. Ind 5351 

>trs. .Tohn Parr, Berne, Ind 5352 

Mr. R. A. Boze, Beme. Ind 5353 



5Ir. and Mif 
Lucille Boze 
Mr. and Mn 



Wr 



S. Mye 
e, Ind. 



Ben 



Ind. 



5353 



. Ralph Christy 
Mr. Cecil Smitley. Geneva, 1 
Miss Ebine Christy, Genevo 
Miss Ruth Christy, Geneva. 
Mr. and Mrs. R,aTph Smitk 
Mrs. Veirlyn Cook, Gf 



Ind 



neva, Ind.. Beme. Ind... 5350 

Beme, Ind 5357 

d., Beme, Ind 5358 

,. Beme. Ind 5359 

leneva. Ind.. Beme, Ind. 5380 

. Beme. Ind 5361 



25.00 
25.00 
10.00 



5.00 
10.00 

r.oo 

12.(10 
10.00 
10.00 
10.00 
5.00 
5.00 
.'i.OO 
5.00 
1.00 
5,00 
5.00 
5,00 
5.00 
5.00 
1.00 
10.00 

5.00 

2.00 
25.00 

5.00 

5.00 
15.00 
10.00 

5.00 
29.75 



Mr. and Mrs. Roy McDmiel. Monroe. Ind.. Berne, Ind. 5362 
Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Smitley, Monore, Ind. 

Beme. Ind 5363 

Mr. and Mrs, Chalmer Bollenbacher, Decatur, Ind. 

Berne, Ind 5364 

Mrs. Viola Witter. Rockford, Ohio, Beme, Ind 5365 

Mr. John Kuhn, Rockfonl. Ohio. Beme. Ind 5366 

Miss Genevieve Leininger, Rockford. Ohio. Beme. Ind. 5367 

Mrs. .\ddie E. Sipe, Willshiro, Ohio, Beme. Ind 5368 

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Myers Willshire, Ohio, Beme, Ind. . . .-.309 

Mr. J. Robert Myers, Wilsliire, Ohio, Berne, Ind 5370 

Bethel Brethren Church (Misc. Offering), Beme, Ind... 5371 

Mrs, Barbara Musser. Nappanee, Ind 5372 2,00 

Mr. C. K. Tount, Dayton, f'hio (N. Riverdale) 5373 1.00 

Christian Endeavors. Philadelphia, Pa. (First) 5374 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller, Shannon, lU., Lanark, 111... 5375 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R.. H. Aeby, Indianapolis, Ind 5370 50.00 

'Miss Sarah J. Cobaugh (.Annuity), LaVeme, (Talif 1000.00 

Mrs. Seltha Dawson, Marion, Ind. (Govt. Bonds) . . . . 1000.00 

Total $3599,49 

NOTE: Of the above total amount, $1000.00 is in the form of an 
annuity yhich cannot be e.xpended during the lifetime of the donor ; and 
$1175.00 has been designated for the Seminary Building Fund. Thus 
$1424.49 is available for ciurent expenses. 

Mirs. Alva J. MoClain, 
Financial Secretajy. 



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JANUARY 22, 1944 



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19. 
20. 
21. 

22. 



WHAT WE BELIEVE AND WHY 

Bible is God's Word.— 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21. 

Pre-Existence of Christ.— Jn. 1:1, 14; Phil. 2:5-8. 

Virgin Birth of Christ.— Luke 1:26-38. 

Christ is God.--Jn. 10:30-33; Matt. 16:15-17. 

Christ Died for Sinners.— Heb. 10:10; 1 Pet. 2:24. 

Christ Arose from the Dead.— Jn. 20:24-28; 1 Cor. 

15:1-7. 

Christ is Coming to Earth Again. — Acts 1:11; 

1 Thess. 4:13-18; Matt. 24:27-30. 

All Men Are Sinners.— Rom. 3:9-12, 23; Jn. 3:3-5. 

Christ Saves Sinners. — Acts 16:31; Jn. 5:24: Eph. 

2:8-10. 

Personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit. — Jn. 14: 

26; 16:12-15. 

Satan is a Person.— Matt. 12:26; 25:41. 

Heaven and Hell.— Rev. 22:3-5; 20:10, 15; 21:8. 

Christian Must Be Separated from the World. — 

Rom. 12:1-2; 2 Cor. 6:14-18. 

Christian Should Obey Christ.— Jn. 14:21-24. 

Christian Should Not Swear by Oath. — Matt. 5: 

33-37; Jas. 5:12. 

Christian Should Not Bear Arms in War. — Matt. 

5:38-45; Rom. 12:19-21. 

Only One Cause for Divorce. — Matt. 19:4-9. 

Baptism by Trine Immersion. — Matt. 28:19. 

Baptism by Forward Motion. — Rom. 6:3-5. 

Laying on of Hands for Service. — Acts 13:2-4. 

Eating of the Lord's Supper. — Jn. 13:2; Matt. 26. 

26. 

Communion of the Bread and Wine. — Luke 22:19, 

20; 1 Cor. 11:24, 25. 

Washing of Saint's Feet.— Jn. 13:1-17. 

Anointing of Side for Healing. — Jas. 5:14-16. 



ONE STEP AT A TIME 
E. E. Shelhamer 

It requires more than one step to bring about suc- 
cess or failure in life. A saint or a rascal is not the 
result of a big leap. One step at a time made it pos- 
sible. 

Satan watches this first step as much or more so 
than the final one. It is impossible to wind up a weal 
or woe until a thousand steps have been taken in that 
direction. 

One step out of Divine Order on the part of faith- 
ful Abraham, resulted in over 200,000,000 Moslems, 
cursing Palestine and the world. 

David took one step in the wrong direction, then 
slipped, plunged and crashed so that to this day in- 
fidels point with scorn at the man "after God's heart." 

As Finney would say, "Every step you take, you tread 
on cords that will vibrate to all eternity." God help us 
then to have "steps (and stops) ordered of the Lord,' 
so He may "delight in our ways." 



AN IMPORTANT JOB 

"I hold one of the most important jobs in this en- 
tire church," said a certain man who had learned some 
things about people and churches that the average 
man does not know. 

"What is your job? replied the other. 

"Well, you see I carry the oil can. I realize that fre- 
quently due to the carelessness, mistakes, failures, or 
plain meanness of some people there is apt to be some 
friction. So I carry the oil can of kindness and under- 
standing. You v/ould be surprised how many times a 
little oil solves many problems and stops the possibility 
of a lot of trouble." 



FOOD FOR THOUGHT 

"What time is it?" — "It's later than you think!'' 
Yes, the affairs of this old world are winding up faster 
than many of us realize. BUT IT IS NOT TOO LATE 
NOW to take a definite stand for Jesus. It is not too 
late now to give your heart to God. It is not too late 
now BUT tomorrow it might be. "Behold, NOW is the 
accepted time; behold NOW is the day of salvation" 
2 Cor. 6:2. 



CHRIST IS COMING 

The Lord Jesus Christ Is Coming Again! The God of 
the Ages planned it; our Lord Himself promised it: 
His Word testifies it; the Holy Spirit sealed it; holy 
men of old recorded it; the Church awaits it; weary 
souls of earth pray for it; redeemed saints in Paradise 
long for it; blinded Israel waUs for it; the whole crea- 
tion groans for it ; the Devil is bitterly conscious of it; 
a demon world quails at the thought of it; and, though 
modernistic professors sneer at it, yet a thousand signs' 
proclaim it! — L. S. Bauman. 



"Count on God and move forward." 



The bough which bears the most fruit bends the 
lowest. 



MY BIBLE 

Great God, with wonder and with praise 

On all Thy works I look: 
But still Thy wisdom, power and grace. 

Shine brighter in Thy Book. 

Lord, make me understand Thy law: 
Show what my faults have been; 

And from Thy Gospel let me draw 
Pardon for all my sin. 

Here would I learn how Christ had died 

To save my soul from hell: 
Not all the books on earth beside 

Such heavenly wonders tell. 

Then let me love my Bible more; 

And take a fresh delight 
By day to read these wonders o'er. 

And meditate by night. — Unknown. 



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I. Gratitude for their Salvation and Labors. 

After the usual salutation which the apostle uses in 
his epistle, he immediately proceeds to tell them that 
which was especially upon his heart. First of all, he 
desires to express His gratitude to the heavenly Father 
for the Christians at Thessalonica. He was very 
thankful to the Lord that He had saved these people. 
For what should one be more thankful for than per- 
sonal salvation? Then after an individual has experi- 
enced s-uch, the next thing that one should truly 
appreciate is to see others saved. The apostle Paul 
could be truly thankful in this instance, for he was 
the instrument in God's hands through whom these 
folk learned to know the Lord. 

There were things in the lives of these people which 
caused the apostle to know that they were saved. The 
first which he mentions is their "work of faith and 
labor of love." Apparently these people were workers 
for the Lord, which brought forth fruit. Jesus remarks 
in Matthew 7:20, "By their fruits ye shall know them." 
In James 2:18 the Word states, "I will shew thee my 
faith by my works." These folk were workers, for they 
lived influential and exemplary lives, being "ensamples 
to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia." Just 
v.'hat they did to secure such a wonderful reputation 
was to do what all the saved should do, and that was 
to sound out the word of the Lord, for it is by the 
preaching of the gospel that men are saved. These 
people had either sent representatives out preaching 
the Word or had given of their means that others 
might go, for they had been influential in sending the 
Word in Macedonia and also in Achaia (1:8). 

How much their example should also encourage us 
today that we might live exemplary in our Christian 
walk and our labors for the Lord! Certainly, if people 
are saved we will also be desirous of seeing others 
enjoy some of the rich privileges and experiences which 
we enjoy, hence we will be glad to tell others and to 
give to the cause of foreign and home missions that 
missionaries might be sent. 

Another excellent sign of these good people's salva- 
tion was in "their patience of hope in our Lord Jesus 
Christ" or, as stated in the last verse of the chapter, 
"and to wait for his Son from heaven." Certainly un- 
saved men are not waiting patiently for the Lord to re- 
turn. They are hardly thinking of Him at all, but 
these Thessalonians were especially interested in this 
great event, as Christians should be. Truly, the Lord's 
coming has been a wonderful hope for the ma- 
jority of Christians of all times and their cry has been 
"even so come. Lord Jesus." 

Then to show also that they knew what real salva- 
tion was, the Word states that a supernatural power 
was working within tiiem, for "they turned to God from 
idols to serve the living God." Here we note that a 
change had come about in these people's lives, their 
desires and actions had changed. Before they had 
heard of the Lord they had a desire to worship, so, 
not knowing the Loi-d, they bowed down before dumb 
idols. But, when they heard of Christ, they, through the 



power of the Spirit, gave up their heathen forms of 
worship for the true God. With this change in wor- 
ship, no doubt, came other changes in their lives such 
as the giving up of fleshy appetites and sinful habits 
which had once bound them. 

Such changes in men who have accepted Christ are 
expected in individuals today. Too often we see men, 
after confessing Christ, holding on to sinful practices 
and habits. They should receive a lesson from these 
people and turn from all their worldliness and sin. 
II. Going Forward with the Rig:ht Type of Preaching. 

There wasn't any wonder, of course, that these folk 
had been saved because of the wonderful ministry of 
those under whom they had heard the good news. 
They so gently and tenderly entreated the people to 
whom they were speaking, teaching them as a nurse 
does her children. For they had only one motive in 
view and that was that God should be pleased, because 
they considered it a great privilege to be entrusted with 
the gospel. Because of such faithfulness, God was with 
them so that the gospel was not preached to them "in 
word only but also in power and in the Holy Ghost." 
Wherever the Word of God is preached under the 
power of the Spirit good results are always certain for 
God has promised, "My Word shall not return unto me 
void." Always under such preaching the people are 
blessed for they realize that such is not the 
word of men but, as the Thessalonians felt, truly it 
was the Word of God. 

Certainly it is a sacred calling which a minister has. 
It is a great privilege to be entrusted with the gospel 
of God and because of the sacred trust a great re- 
sponsibility rests upon the shoulders of God's true serv- 
ants. Woe be unto the hireling or individual who 
speaks for his own glory or to please men. These can 
have only mediocre success or perhaps none at all. 
But a true servant of God who desires to please the 
One who has sent Him will with these faithful min- 
isters rejoice in the marvelous way which God uses 
them in bringing lost souls unto Himself. 

III. Good News gave Reasons for Rejoicing. 

There is nothing which would please a father more, 
who has been away from his family for quite a while, 
than to be able to visit and fellowship with them, just 
to talk over problems and blessings. Loved ones truly 
enjoy to be with each other. These people the apostle 
truly loved for he had sacrificed so much, yes, as much 
as a father does for his children, that they might have 
salvation. After being away for so long a time and 
knowing the terrible enmity and hatred of the Jewish 
persecutors and also the power of Satan to place such 
strong temptations in the way of Christians, he no 

I CM I IT ^ "The man who wakes np and 

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doubt wondered if they had been sorely tried and 
weakened, or if they were growing in their Christian 
life. Since he himself was being hindered by Satan from 
going up to them he foregoes the following of Timothy 
so that the latter might go to bring him news of their 
condition. Thus the Lord's servant sacrifices for 
the good of others. 

What wonderful news it was that Timothy brought 
with him— just that which the apostle had hoped for, 
telling of their wonderful faith and love. And as he 
was so lovingly and tenderly remernbering them, they 
just as affectionately were thinking of him. In fact 
they were just as desirous of seeing him as he was of 
seeing them. The greatest joy that can come to a Chris- 
tian father is to see his sons and daughters become 
Christians who are successful in their chosen callings, 
for only under such conditions could they be happy 
and he, knowing that they were happy, would also 
rejoice. Likewise the Apostle Paul could only truly 
rejoice when he received the good news of his spiritual 
children at Thessalonica standing true to the teaching 
from God's Word v;hich he had given to them. In 
fact, it was such a cause of joy to him to hear this 
that he again wishes to express his grateful thanks 
unto God and he also prays more earnestly that he 
might see their faces, that he again might help them 
in any way that they were lacking in faith. What a 
grateful heart this apostle possessed and also how he 
longed to help the Thessalonians in a spiritual way. 
His one passion was to help these people grow spirit- 
ually that they might become better Christians, more 
loving, tender and true. 

We can receive a wonderful lesson from such an 
earnest soul. His chief desire, for the souls of men, is 
expressed in his words found in 1 Corinthians 9:22, 
"To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain 
the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I 
might by all means save some." May the Lord quickly 
raise up more earnest souls' as ministers of the gospel 
with such a great passion for the eternal welfare of 
men. 

IV. Giving Helpful Instructions. 

As he was hindered from visiting the church, the only 
way he could help them in building up their faith was 
to write to them about the subjects which they did 
not fully understand. 

He begins by writing on the doctrine of sanctifica- 
tion saying the most important thing was to please 
God. Above all, Christians should not live for the low 
purpose of gratifying the sensual life and passions as 
the Gentiles do. Especially should Christians flee 
from fornication "for whoremongers and adulterers 
God will judge." In fact, the brethren should not de- 
fraud each other in any thing but should live above 
reproach before God and man. Living such a high 
type of life would make it easier for the brethren to 
love each other, which the writer of the epistle always 
encouraged them to do, because he knew the great 
motivating force of love and what it would cause them 
to do for each other and even for the unlovely. Real 
true Christian love would enable them to work and 
labor with their hands and to live a quiet Christian 
life as they should do for the glory of the Lord. 



According to the epistle there must have been great 
weeping and sorrow manifested by the brethren when- 
ever one of their Christian loved ones died. Although it 
was not easy for them to give up their loved ones, yet 
the Apostle Paul says that the Christians should not 
sorrow as those who have no hope, rather should 
they believe in the promise of God that they who 
"sleep in Jesus" go immediately to a much more 
glorious world where Christ dwells. There they will 
remain until Jesus comes again when they will then 
accompany Him. This teaching should also be helpful 
to us who have loved ones who have gone on before. 
Truly we miss thexn, but if they were Christians we 
should be happy that they endured unto the end, that 
they were saved by His marvelous grace and are now 
experiencing the greatest joys of their eternal exist- 
ence. 

After speaking of the rapture, the next subject of 
importance which Paul wishes to write to the church 
about is the day of the Lord. This great event will occur, 
as the church well knows, suddenly, when multitudes in 
the world least expect it. It will come also when 
people at large think that the world conditions are 
working smoothly and it seems that the nations are 
to be at peace with each other. As the Christians of 
Thessalonica knew these facts, they, as well as the 
Christians of all times, were not children of darkness 
but of light. Since they were children of light, sub- 
jects of God's grace, they should walk soberly, peace- 
fully, lovingly, faithfully doing the will of the Lord 
from the heart. 

They should assume their Christian duties joyfully, 
comforting and consoling each other in sorrow, and 
edifying each other; that is. building each other up 
spiritually by talking of the Lord, and about His preci- 
ous Word. Instead of tearing each other's reputation 
down and slurring each other through gossip, Chris- 
tians are commanded to edify and strengthen each 
other through helpful, wholesome conversation. 

The ministers of the gospel should be highly 
esteemed by the people, loved and known because their 
work was and is so important. They were over the 
people in the Lord and were to admonish the members 
of the flock in order to help and protect them. The 
minister's only thought should be one of helpfulness 



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and encouragement. Christians should realize that 
this is his only motive. 

The status of the Lord's servants has not changed 
in the sight of God. His teaching for the church rel- 
ative to the treatment of ministers is that they should 
love them and truly respect them. True ministers of 
the gospel have held such a high position among 
Christian people. 

As the Lord alone could give them peace, and since 
they have received this from Him, they should practice 
it among themselves. Only under such circumstances 
could much progress be made. Where there was tur- 
moil and schism very little could be accomplished, for 
such is characteristic of the worldly and not those who 
are truly saved. It is as the scripture states: a "house 
divided against itself shall not stand" (Matthew 12:25) 
Christian people who have a high motive of truly ex- 
alting the Lord and seeing people saved will bear with 
each other patiently that there might be peace and 
the right kind of atmosphere in the church. 

The Word not only admonishes these people, but all 
Christians, that we have duties to perform to others 
which because of Christ's great patience and love for 
us, we in turn will do for them. Paul warned these 
folk, and desires that we today warn the disorderly, 
comfort and care for the weak and to show patience 
with all. The worldly individual generally thinks only 
of himself. Since he cares not that he transgresses 
God's law, neither does he feel constrained to warn 
others'. Rather does he choose to talk about them and 
to degrade their reputation. Generally, he considers 
that the weak and the helpless should be placed where 
others can take care of them but he has no time to do 
that. Christians, however, will have a different 
attitude ; they will try to tenderly restore the ones who 
have been too sorely tempted. They will do that which 
is possible for them to do in caring for the weak and 
will also be patient with each other, thus obeying God 
in doing unto others as they would have others to do 
for them. 

In the concludmg statements, this spiritual father 
would have them, and all Christians, to rejoice because 
of the wonderful blessings which God has so graciously 
given them, such is their salvation, material blessings. 
His protecting care, opportunities for service, and for 
a mansion in Heaven. With their thanksgiving and 
praises they should at all times remember to pray for 
every Christian. Only through prayer and through God 
answering these petitions can the Thessalonians and 
other Christians continue on in their spiritual life. 

The apostle's joyful note and earnest desire for these 
people whom he so dearly loved is clearly seen in the 
concluding words of the epistle. He was so concerned 
about their spiritual welfare and trusted that God 
would preserve them blameless until the coming of the 
Lord Jesus. And as he prayed to God to do this, he 
had confidence that He would be faithful to do it. See- 
ing this in the Apostle Paul, and since the Lord has 
been so good to reveal this to us, may we earnestly 
pray for greater faith and for deeper concern in help- 
ing others to grow more like the Master. 

BOOO 

By the way— how about you? When did you last take 
up your Bible and read for your own spiritual profit? 



Blaine Snyder 
j'reeport Mich. 



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CARRIED AWAY TO HEAVEN 

There is no hope in this old world. God does not 
expect His people to place their hopes either in the 
things of this world or the things of this earth. Our 
citizenship is in heaven and we will never be finally 
at home until we are there. Some may doubt the pos- 
sibility of the Lord being able to take His people, mil- 
lions of whom have died, home to Himself in glory. 
The Apostle Paul in Phil. 3:21 tells us that, when our 
blessed Lord returns. He shall change the present 
bodies of humiliation of those who belong to Him that 
the body "may be fashioned like unto the body of His 
glory." This is to be done "according to the working 
whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto him- 
self." 

Many of our readers have doubtless been to Niagara 
Falls. If so, they have seen the mighty torrents of 
water, weighing hundreds of tons, drop off over the 
edge of the rock and fall into the river below. This 
great deluge sweeps on until it finally reaches the sea. 
But God does not leave it there. When the rays of the 
sun shine on the water by the power of God it is 
lifted back up into the heavens. This would be indeed 
a great mystery if it were not so common and well 
understood by certain laws with which we are familiar. 
If our God is able to lift tons and tons of water back 
up into clouds that they might fall again and repeat 
this, year after year and millenium after millenium. 
He is likewise able to fashion our bodies that they may 
be like unto the body of His glory. The coming again 
of our Lord is the blessed hope to God's people; a time 
of resurrection, a time of going home to glory. To the 
unregenerate, Christ-rejecting, war-loving nations of 
the earth, His coming will be a day of judgment. 

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February 5, 1944 



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SPEAKING 



By Dr. Louis S. Bauman, Editor 



AMERICA'S NO. 1 DEFENSE WORKER 

We present on the front of our cover this month the 
picture of "America's No. 1 Defense Worker"; and we 
say that with all the seriousness we know how! It is 
sad to see a grand old tree beginning to rot at its 
heart. Infinitely sadder it is to see a tree rot in its 
youth. From reports that come from all over the na- 
tion, America's youth is beginning to rot at its 
heart. Nor are we blaming youth. We grow weary of 
hearing so much about juvenile delinquency in this 
country. It is time we say more about adult delinquency. 
Were there no adult delinquency there would be no 
juvenile delinquency. When fathers and mothers will 
once again return to the old family altar and begin 
to be more concerned about hiding God's Word in 
the hearts of their children than they are concerned 
about the amount of human learning that they can 
cram into their minds, the better it will be for America. 

It is written: "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, 
that I might not sin against thee" (Psalms 119:11). 
It is also written: "Wherewithal shall a young man 
cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to 
thy word" iPsalms 119:9). There was a time when the 
Word of God was honored in all the schools of America 
and there was a time when divorces in our country 
were comparatively rare. Today God's Word has little 
place in the school life of America and homes are 
breaking everywhere. Juvenile delinquency is the re- 
sult. The greatest mistake that our Government is 
making is the taking of mothers out of the homes and 
putting them into our defense plants in order to "win 
the war." As a matter of fact, the quickest way to 
lose the war is in the doing of this very thing. The 
Government may believe that it needs mothers in de- 
fense plants. Infinitely greater is the need for mothers 
in the home. America may win the war across the seas 
but lose it on the home front. And, she will lose it if 
she fails to maintain the moral and spiritual values 
within the nation. When we have lost the moral and 
spiritual values that have made America great, we 
have lost all. Verily, what shall it profit a nation if 
it conquers the whole world, and in the doing of it, 
loses its own soul? America, leave your mothers on the 
greatest job that God ever gave to a human being — the 
job of real motherhood! 



"AND NO BRETHREN!" 

In a recent issue of "The Brethren Evangelist" we 
are informed that an editorial was written beginning as 
follows : 

"AND NO BRETHREN!" 

"MISSIONS, a Baptist magazine, publishes 
the following article which shows that, con- 
trary to wide-spread impression, missionaries 
are returning to their fields: 

"The annual report of the Passport Commit- 
tee of the Foreign Missions Conference, cover- 
ing the year October 1, 1942 to September 30. 
1943, reveals that 154 American missionaries 
(79 men and 75 women), representing 31 
American foreign mission boards, were assisted 
in securing passports, sailing permits and 
passage to their fields, etc., etc." 

"And no Brethren!" is right. Between those two 
dates "no Brethren" missionaries sailed for the foreign 
fields. However, there is one Brethren Board that 
spent all the months in between those two dates 
struggling with the powers that be for permission to 
get missionaries to the foreign fields to relieve over- 
worked missionaries badly in need of a bit of rest. We 
trust that all Brethren Boards made the same des- 
perate efforts that The Foreign Missionary Society of 
The Brethren Church made. If so, their conscience 
can be clear before the Lord. Our Foreign Missionary 
Society had the money and it had the missionaries. 
Just why were they not sent out during those two 
periods? The constitutency of our Foreign Missionary 
Society is entitled to know. More than that, we have 
tried to keep our constituency informed as to the why. 

In justice to our Board, let it be said that in Septem- 
ber, 1942, just previous to the date of October 1, Rev. 
and Mrs. Robert Williams did sail for the African field 
and are now there hard at work. Earlier in the year 
we managed to get the Jobsons to the field after they 
battered at the doors for some months. Then just 
after the date, September 30, 1943, (in October), Miss 
Snyder broke through the barriers and did what our 
men had failed to do — traveled across the ocean en- 
route to her African station where she now is. 

The Morrills and the Sheldons at home on furlough 
have prayed and begged for the opportunity to return 



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to the field. Steamship companies and other powers 
that be have replied with an absolute "No" because of 
little children and even apart from the little children 
they still would have said, "No." Mr. and Mrs. Garner 
Hoyt and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Beaver have long been 
ready with their outfits, and later with their passports, 
and still later with their passage, and yet still later 
managed to secure the Portuguese visas on their pass- 
ports. But to date all our pleas to the representatives 
of the Free French Government in New York to put 
their visas on the passports have been in vain. 

We have cabled several times to French Equatorial 
Africa at heavy expense. We secured the promise of 
the Governor to cable to New York the authority to 
visa the passports. Apparently the promise to date has 
not been kept or some mesages have gone astray. The 
very latest word from Brother and Sister Beaver is 
that they have cabled again to Superintendent Jobson 
in Africa, urging him to use every ounce of influence 
he has to get these visas upon these passports. Our 
President, Arthur V. Kimmell, Philadelphia, at one end 
and the secretary-treasurer across the continent at 
the other end, and all interested parties in between, 
have done all that they know how to do. Brother Hoyt 
and Brother Beaver have both gone to New York City 
and counseled with the foreign missionary forces 
whose offices are in that city and have contacted there 
steamship company offices and foreign legations. They 
certainly are not to blame if their feet are not now 
on African soil. If anyone thinks that the task of 
getting missionaries to the field, in spite of the fact 
that 154 out of some thousands of missionaries 
have succeeded in breaking through the barriers — if 
anyone thinks that i.s an easy task, they are certainly 
lacking in knowledge. 

On another page we shall let our readers, who care 
to know, read the circular letter dated January 14 
that we have just received from The Foreign Missions 
Conference of North America, which Conference is 
representative of the mission boards of all denomi- 
nations. This letter gives us "Information on Passports 
and Transportations." Read the letter elsewhere in 
this issue. 

However, we are happy to say passports and passage 
are both more easily secured today than several 
months ago. Now, if we can persuade foreign govern- 
ments who are in a "confusion worse confused" to 
visa the passports, be assured that The Foreign Mis- 
sions Society of The Brethren Church will be sending 
a goodly company of missionaries to its fields immedi- 
ately. We are inclined to feel a bit of resentment 
(although we really don't) that anybody should inti- 
mate that the reason that "No Brethren" went to the 
field between those dates was because Brethren were 
lying down on the job and derelict on the pathway of 
duty. We are hoping and praying that our next 
Easter offering will be sufficiently large that we can 
enter in a really large way into helping to solve the 
problems that we must confront in the post-war world 
by sending the ambassadors of our Lord and Saviour, 
Jesus Christ, into the gross darkness that now con- 
fronts the nations. These ambassadors are the world's 
only hope! 



ALAN PEARCE GOES TO THE LONG 
BEACH MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION! 

And, he learned something! Your editor learned it 
long ago, and quit going. When Alan came home 
again, he looked rather sheepish, though the smell of 
him was rather wolfish! Well, one cannot prowl 
among animals without getting the smell of them on 
his garments. V/hon Alan related his tale, the editor 
immediately asked him to "write it up for the Herald." 
It is time that all of us shall come to know how 
apostasy, fostered by "The Federal Council of the 
Churches of Christ" (pardon the name!), has ingrati- 
ated itself into the Protestant Church life of America! 

The particular rabbi who stands so highly in the 
favor of The Long Beach Ministerial Association is the 
rabbi who, several years back, came with his wife and 
visited the pastor in his study. He came to protest 
against Dr. Pietsch delivering a certain advertised lec- 
ture in our church on the following Sunday, dealing 
with the Jew and his influence in the political life of 
America. In our conversation, your editor mentioned 
something about Christ, when the rabbi politely re- 
quested that we "refrain from mentioning that name" 
(Christ) in our conversation! 

Imagine, if you can, the apostle Paul attending a 
meeting and keeping quiet for the sake of the meet- 
ing, when a Jewish rabbi who does not want the name 
of Christ mentioned in conversation with him, takes 
the floor to advise a lot of professedly Christian min- 
isters on the subject of teaching our youth the Holy 
Scriptures! Well, be it said to his courage and ever- 
lasting praise, Alan Pearce did not keep quiet. For 
once, that Jewish rabbi and some apostate (not all) 
preachers had to sit and listen to a real "statement of 
the Christian faith." 

Of course, the Long Beach Ministerial Association is 
no exception. Practically every Ministerial Association 
in a city of any size, is under the influence of "The 
Federal Council." And the Federal Council seeks to 
be a religious oligarchy ruling Protestant America. We 
certainly praise the Lord for The American Council 
of the Christian Churches of America, and The Na- 
tional Association of Evangelicals in America, which 
are organized to make effective our protest against the 
Federal Council's false claim that it represents and is 
the voice of Protestant America. Apart from Papal 
Rome, the biggest wolf that ever crept into "sheep's 
clothing" is none other than "The Federal Council of 
Churches of Christ in America." Beware of anything 
bearing this organization's seal or imprint! And, God 
be merciful unto the so-called "evangelical" denomin- 
ations that are linked up with this unholy organization 
and furnishing the sinews of its war for its assault upon 
"the faith of our fathers." 

RADIO MONOPOLY OF "FEDERAL 
COUNCIL" BROKEN 

Bible loving and Bible believing Christians every- 
where may well rejoice to know that the radio mon- 
opoly of "The Federal Council of Churches of Christ" 
(which title is a misnomer, if ever there was one) has 
been broken. Long enough has this Council of modern- 
ists, and — we say it advisedly — infidels, in New York 



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made our government believe that it speaks for all 
Protestant America. No true Bible believing Christian 
follows the voice of "The Federal Council of Churches." 

As we were writing these editorials for this issue of 
the Herald, there came to our desk The World-Wide 
Christian Conversative, "America's Foremost Christian 
News Weekly," of which Dan Gilbert is the editor. 
When it comes to revealing the inside machinations of 
human government under the light of the Word of 
God, Dan Gilbert is expert No. 1. In the issue of the 
"Christian Conservative, dated January 14th, occurs 
the headline, "Fundamentalists Break Radio Monopoly 
of Federal Council." We quote the entire article else- 
where in this issue, as a matter of prime importance 
and of tremendous interest to the forces working for 
the cause of Christ and for genuine Biblical Christian- 
icy in America. 

The editor cannot help but feel a sense of pride in 
the fact that, even though he was absent from the 
Pacific Coast at the time, he was unanimously elected 
the President of the American Council of Christian 
Churches for California. The existence of this organ- 
ization is justified, in that it stands to break the 
Satanic grip on Protestantism of that pink organ- 
ization, with its headquarters in New York, known as 
"The Federal Council of Churches of Christ." This, 
too, is a freedom worth fighting for! 

AN APOLOGY 

The editor wishes to apologize for his failure to give 
due credit to the Sunday School Times for the cartoon, 
"The Laver of Cleansing" by Dr. E. J. Pace, which was 
used in our last issue (January 1, 1944). Years ago, we 
secured the permission of the Sunday School Times to 
use this cartoon, and gave due credit, but we failed 
to do so this time. 



DR. BEAL'S PASSING 

Dr. J. C. Beal passed on to be with his Lord and 
Master at 8; 00 P. M. Sunday evening, January 
30, 1944. He suffered two strokes within one week. 

Dr. Beal has spent a lifetime of service for his 
Lord in the Brethren Church. He has acted in 
the capacity of professor at Ashland College, 
teacher of Bible at Grace Theological Seminary, 
Secretary of Publications for the Brethren 
Church and was, at the time of his passing, on 
the Board of Trustees of Grace Theological Sem- 
inary. During the past few years he has devoted 
his time to presenting Bible Conferences in vari- 
ous churches of the denomination and was holding 
such a Conference in the First Brethren Church 
of Tracy, California with Rev. Tom Hammers at 
the time of his death. 

The word of Dr. Beal's homegoing will sadden 
the hearts of all those who knew him personally 
and the many thousands to whom he has min- 
istered through the presentation of the simple 
Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

The funeral was held at Seattle, Washington. 
His son and daughter were in Tracy at the time 
of Dr. Beal's passing. 



Dr. Pace's cartoons will live many years after he has 
gone to his reward above, if our Lord shall tarry. Each 
cartoon is a sermon in itself. Deeply do we regret to 
learn of his illness. He is confined to his wheelchair. 
Those who know him and who love him will not act 
amiss if they write him a note of encouragement; and, 
incidentally a little financial gift to go along with it 
would not be amiss, as we happen to know. The editor 
wrote him a letter a few days ago. His address is Dr. 
E. J. Pace, c/o Florida Sanitarium, Orlando, Florida. 

NAZIS STUNNED 

The Philadelphia Inquirer declared some time ago 
that "a sense of shocked surprise marks the Nazi re- 
action to evidences of an upsurge of religious feeling 
reported to be developing among the German people." 
It then quotes a Berlin Nazi paper. Die Weltliteratur, 
as conceding that religion is "taking hold among all 
masses, both educated and uneducated," and describes 
this development as "a growing danger for Nazism." 
The Nazi organ continued to say: "We should set our- 
selves against this superstition. The influence of re- 
ligion upon the life of the German people is becoming 
extraordinary." 

Another Nazi paper is reported as having protested. 
"It is incredible. In 1942, the fourth year of the war, 
a sermon dares to praise the Old Testament." 

Well, Nazism is not the first political ism to beat out 
its brains [if it ever had any brains] against the Rock 
of Ages! 

MISSIONARY ITEMS 
AND COMMENTS 

JAPAN WIDE OPEN 

A writer in The Protestant Voice says: "Before us, 
after we win the war, will stretch the whitest fields 
ever presented to the Church. Japan will be wide open, 
so will Europe and all the rest of the world." 

We trust and believe that this writer is correct. 
Whatever we do now, we should prepare a lot of con- 
secrated young men and women for these "whitest 
fields" and be gathering together the funds to send 
them. The greatest need of the post-war world will be 
for more of these ambassadors of the Gospel of our 
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to go forth with the 
Gospel of life, peace, and hope for a despairing world. 

GOSPEL OR BAYONETS— WHICH? 

Three years ago. Dr. John R. Mott told the Chris- 
tians of America that they must at once multiply their 
forces in Japan or face the alternative of sending to 
Japan "a generation from now, a hundred-thousand 
bayonets." 

In this Dr. John R. Mott was certainly right. Only, 
instead of a hundred-thousand bayonets, it is going to 
take a million or more bayonets. Once again, in 1944, 
America must face the issue, if our Lord shall tarry. 
To Germany, to Russia, to China, to India, to Japan, 
to Africa, to Ai'gentina, — yea, to all Latin America — 
America in the immediate post-war days will either 



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concern herself about sending the Gospel, or a quarter 
of a century from now (or less) , it will again be millions 
of bayonets. Take your choice. Either send the Gospel, 
or send bayonets. America, which shall it be? 

THE SPLENDID RECORD OF 
THE FREE METHODISTS 

Carl L. Rowland, editor of The Free Methodist, 
Winona Lake, Indiana, reports that that church dur- 
ing the past year (1943) raised a total of $3,482,220 for 
Christian work. Of this amount $1,471,252 was for 
benevolences and $2,010,968 was for congregational ex- 
penses. He says that the Free Methodists, including 
the several thousand on probation and the thousand 
who are children, gave an average during the Con- 
ference year of $29.44 for benevolence and $40.22 for 
congregational expenses, making an average per capita 
giving of $69.66. That we will call a fine record! 

We wonder how Brethren figures will compare with 
those. We fear, not quite so good. But, where is our 
statistician? Let him speak up. 

CHINA DOESN'T WANT EXPERTS 

The fiftieth annual jubilee convention of the Foreign 
Mission Conference of North America recently closed 
its sessions in Chicago. At this Conference Dr. -Y. Y. 
Tsu, Angelican bishop of the missionary district of 
Yunnan-Kweichow, China, in an address said: "We 
don't want experts in China. Of course, we will wel- 
come a few acknowledged authorities in education, re- 
ligion and science; but China will produce her own 
experts in every field." Well, plain John Chinaman is 
hardly to be blamed for telling America to keep her 
"experts" at home. But, China should not confound all 
America with the city of Washington! 

THE WILY OLD BEAR BROADCASTS 

A wireless message from Stockholm, Sweden, informs 
us that special religious programs were broadcast re- 
cently over the Moscow and Leningrad radio for listen- 
ers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The programs 
were conducted in the three Baltic languages, and con- 
sisted largely in hymns and short sermons. Well, it 
isn't hard to guess what the wily old bear is trying to 
do. Remember that those countries are strongly Luth- 
eran. We doubt that Moscow can deceive them. 

LET PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT READ THIS! 

Dr. W. O. Lewis, General Secretary of the Baptist 
World Alliance, speaking before a seminar session at 
the Student Planning Conference on the World Mis- 
sion of the Church, representing five major Protestant 
inter-denominational youth agencies in the United 
States and Canada, declared that the U. S. S. R. has 
for some time permitted small groups to gather for 
worship only; but the Soviet officials have shown no 
inclination to permit evangelistic activities. Bolshevism 
and atheism can be propagated freely in Russia but 
the Soviet allows no propagation of religious faith. Dr. 
Lewis declared that the reports that Bibles are being 
printed in Russia are incorrect. He said "Not even 
books of religious content have been published in 
Russia since the early twenties." Where does our presi- 
dent get the information that they have freedom of 
religion in Russia? 



THE MISSIONARY IS A "GOOD 
NEIGHBOR" 

Dr. George T. Howard, Argentina-born son of mis- 
sionaries, and now an "Evangelist-at-large" in South 
America, says: "The Christian missionary to South 
America does not talk about 'the good neighbor policy': 
He is the good neighbor. He may not have much in the 
way of statistics to report to the home church, but he 
has done what his Master did. He has lived close to 
the common people. The final binder is a unity of per- 
sonal experience, not political theory. Only those frac- 
tions can be added together that have a common de- 
nominator." 

This is one thing that impressed itself upon the 
editor when, twenty years ago, he visited our mission 
field in Argentina. He discovered that missionaries 
"don't talk about being good neighbors," but they ARE 
good neighbors. A vast difference there! 

GOD BLESS THE MISSIONARY TEACHER 

From authoritative sources we learn that the Bible 
has been translated, in part or in whole, into 1055 
languages, or probably 95% of the world's population. 
Now, that is a bit of truly wonderful news. But, what 
are we to think when we are told that only 40% of the 
world's population knows how to read the Bible. Among 
non-Christians not even 15% are able to read. To 85 
out of every 100 of them the Bible is a closed book. In 
our African field we doubt if 1% of the people are 
able to read a single word of the Bible. Possibly we 
are not astray in saying that 100% are unable to read. 
Wherein is the vise of giving the Bible to people unable 
to read? Therefore, the absolute and imperative need 
of missionary schools and missionary teachers. Great 
indeed in the day of our Lord's appearing will be the 
reward of the missionaries who have gone to the great 
"open sore of the world" and are contenting them- 
selves with the task of teaching those ebony children 
of the sun to read. It is evident that there is still a 
place of tremendous need on our African field for those 
who may feel themselves unable to be preachers or 
even to go out into the brush to do personal work. Just 
to teach them so that they can read their Bibles — 
there is no more worthwhile work! 



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slonary program of Christ for the giving 
the world would not now be undergoing 



The outlook of the world in the comir^ post-war period is not bright. Ail 
the physicians of earth have proven themselves to be no better than they were 
in the days of Job: "Ye are all physicians of no value" (Job. 13:4). Only 
a recognition of the lordship of Jesus Christ and His mastery over the 
lives of the leaders of men can give us any hope for the future. 

Never was there a more urgent need for the Church to fulfill its pro- 
gram and present the Gospel of Christ to the nationB than there is In this 
present hour. Unless that program is carried out. there is no prospect for 
the world, save for judgment "as in the days of Noah." 

Harold Midtbo presents an article in CHURCH BUSINESS which is cram- 
med with suggestions for the officers and teachers of our Sunday Schools to 
help them to cause the Sunday School and the Church to realize its supreme 
mission and to make effectual Its work of giving the Gospel to every 
creature. There are few churches which would be able to use ALL the sug- 
gestions given In Mr. IMldtbo's article, but there is no one of our churches 
but that could put to use very effectively some of these suggestions; and, 
to that end, we are glad to print this article en toto. 



Every church school that is trying to present a well- 
rounded conception of the message and program of 
the Christian religion to its members must have a 
definite plan for presenting the cause of missions to 
the children and young people. It is not enough to 
have an occasional lesson in the classes with a mission- 
ary emphasis, nor is it enough to have a talk occasion- 
ally by a visiting missionary or pastor. Missionary edu- 
cation must have a planned and definite place in the 
entire program of Christian education, including the 
Sunday period as virell as the Vacation and Released- 
Time Schools. 

Usually a mission-minded congregation is also a 
growing, progressive congregation. The same holds 
true for the church school, for children who have be- 
come mission-minded will change the whole spirit of a 
school until it is constantly reaching out to draw 
others in the community into the church's fellowship. 
If we want our church school to have this missionary 
spirit, we must examine our program and ask our- 
selves, "What are we doing to develop in our children a 
knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of and a 
desire to participate in, the missions program of the 
Christian church?" After we have examined our pro- 
gram in the light of this question, let us decide what 
it would be possible for us to do in order to improve 
our present program. Then let us plan a definite 
course of action that shall put a real missionary edu- 
cation program into action in our church school. 

Here are some of the things it is possible to do: 

1. Set aside one Sunday each month in the church 
school when the theme for worship and the message 
shall be centered around some part of the program 
of Christian missions. 

2. Organize a committee on missionary education 
from among interested teachers in your school and 
have them plan this monthly missions service. 



3. Start a Mission Fund in the Sunday School to ■ 
which the children can contribute, and then as money 
is used from this fund make frequent reports of the 
things which it has accomplished. For example, one of 
the projects of our Sunday School was the support of 
an orphan on our mission field in China. Money for 
this purpose was forwarded through our Mission Secre- 
tary in Minneapolis, and in due course a letter in 
Chinese, together with an English translation, came to 
us from this Chinese orphan. This was read and shown 
to the children in Sunday School, and they were de- 
lighted and impressed, for they had had a part in sav- 
ing a life and possibly in winning a soul for Christ. 

4. Interest the adults and teachers of the congrega- 
tion in subscribing to the missionary magazine of your 
church and then ask them to save the back numbers 
for use in the church school missionary program. An 
interesting missionary magazine describing in words 
and pictures the missionary activities of the church 
body should be available for use in every church school 
class and may be used as the basis for a study of mis- 
sions by the young people's groups. 

5. Start a missions museum and picture file as a 
church school project. This could be used as a basis 
for an annual church school missions exhibit to which 
parents and adult friends could be invited. This col- 
lection would also provide a source for much-needed 
visual aids in presenting the cause of missions. 

6. Build a real missions section in your church 
school library. Get books for children as well as for 
adults and try to enlist both children and young people 
in a definite program goal, such as reading a mission- 
ary book every other month. One method of building 
an interest in such a program is to have someone pre- 
sent a little talk on each of the books available. 

7. Plan field trips for the children in connection 
with the missionary program. Take them to museums, 
foreign missions headquarters, other churches, et 
cetera. Almost every large city has something to offer 
along this line. 

8. Make use of moving pictures, slides, posters, et 
cetera, which are now available in increasing variety 
about almost all the mission fields of the world. Have 
a special session every other month on a Saturday 
afternoon or evening or at some other convenient time 
when these interesting pictures can be used to present 
the cause of missions. 

9. Have a missions bulletin board for your Sunday 
School rooms on which the latest in pictures, posters, 
and maps can be displayed. Change the material often 
and make it as attractive as possible. Such a bulletin 
board can be inexpensively made by merely hanging up 
a large desk blotter to which items of interest can be 
pinned. A missions committee of the children them- 
selves might take this display as their very own 
project. 

10. Correspond with a missionary or with children 
or young people of other lands through some mission- 



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ary. Such an exchange of letters may do much to pro- 
mote a better understanding of the cause of missions. 

11. Teach the children to sing and appreciate the 
great missionary hymns of the church. Use these in 
the missionary worship services. 

12. Help the children and young people to pray for 
the cause of Christ at home and abroad and for His 
missionaries. Give them an opportunity to pray for 
missions during classes and at worship services and 
then encourage them to make this a part of their life 
habit of prayer. 

13. One of the interesting ways of presenting mis- 
sions to a young people's group is to conduct a "Trip 
Around the World." Meeting once a month in an in- 
formal group, we pretend we are on a world tour. Each 
time we meet we stop off at a new country. For each 
country visited the members of the group undertake 
some little research or reading for presentation orally 
to the group. Thus one member reports on the history 
of the country, while others report on the character- 
istics of the people, the political and governmental or- 
ganization, the country's industry and commerce, its 
educational system., its leaders and contribution to 
world culture, et cetera. Then, too there is a .report 
on the religions of the country and of its mission work. 
This often leads to some study of comparative religion. 
Pictures, newspaper and magazine articles and other 
printed materials are assembled in a scrapbook for 
each country visited. This can be either a group or an 
individual project. Whenever possible, a representative 
of the country visited is invited to speak and answer 
questions. 

14. Make missionary posters which will present 
to the congregation the missionary emphasis of the 
Gospel. Let this be a project for both children and 
young people and arrange to display the finished pro- 
ducts where the congregation can see them. 

15. If you are a superintendent or a teacher, begin 
to collect good missionary stories and illustrations. 
Start a loose-leaf notebook 
on this subject and collect 
material wherever you can. 
Index this notebook and 
soon you will have an in- 
valuable source book of ma- 
terials for missionary edu- 
cation. 



16. If there are other na- 
tional groups or even iso- 
lated families in your 
church's community, seek a 
definite program for build- 
ing greater friendliness and 
good will between them and 
your group. In our own 
case the enrolling of the 
children of the Chinese 
laundry man of the neigh- 
borhood has done much to 
further the interest of our 
boys and girls in the mis- 
sions program. 



FINANCIAL REPORT 
December, 1943 



AFRICAN GENERAL FUND 

Miss Florence Cleaver, Falls City. Nebraska 26.00 

Mr. and IWps. R. F. Knipfer, Midwest OistPict 2.00 

Senior Young People's C. E., Long Beach, Calif. I . . . . 30.00 
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Strong, Long Beach, Calif. I.... S.OO 



AFRICAN HOSPITAL FUND 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. LIndblad, Harrah, Washlngto 

Mrs. Emma LIchty, Sunnyside, Washington . . . . 



AFRICAN LEPER FUND 

Junior Christian Endeavor, Long Beach, Calif. I. . . . 5.00 

Mrs. Christie Eye, Long Beach, Calif. I 

(American Mission to Lepers) 7.30 

DUNNING FUND 

Mrs. William Dunning, Eastern District 

EMMERT FUND 

Miscellaneous, Midwest District 

FOSTER FUND 

II Timothy 2:15 Class, Los Angeles, Calif. I 

GENERAL FUND 

Mrs. Grace Baird, Beiiflower, Calif 6.00 

R. R. Boon, California District 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Thierfeider, Long Beach, Calif. I 10.00 
Junior Christian Endeavor, Long Beach, Calif. I ... 5.00 
Miscellaneous. Long Beach, Calif. I 66.65 

SOUTH AMERICAN GENERAL FUND 

Miss Johanna Nielsen, Long Beach, Calif. I 

(Sickel-Special) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Peek, Long Beach, Calif. I (Sickel) 2. SO 

WAGNER FUND 

Church, Clayhoie, Kentucky 

GIFTS OUTSIDE THE FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY 
DOROTHY BLACK — ORINOCO RIVER MISSION 

Mr. and Mrs. George Peek, Long Beach, Calif. I 

CHINA NATIVE EVANGELICAL CRUSADE 

World Wide Missionary Society, Long Beach, Calif. I 105.55 
Miss Lillian Keller, Long Beach, Calif. I B.OO 



12.30 
79.50 
3.00 
30.00 



7.50 

5.00 

396.95 

2.50 



110.55 

4.00 

129.00 



Total Receipts for December 

Barbara M. Hunter, Financial Secretary 
Louis S. Bauman, Secretary-Treasurer 



$643.00 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 






From The Christian Conservative 



Washington, D. C: The monopoly of network broad- 
casting, long enjoyed by the Federal Council of 
Churches, has definitely and finally been broken as a 
result of the united protest of fundamentalist groups. 

There are three major national networks: the 
Mutual, Columbia, and National Broadcasting Comp- 
anies. The Mutual alone among the "big three" has 
followed the policy of selling time to fundamentalist 
broadcasters. Charles Fuller, Walter Maier, and other 
fundamentalist speakers have used the Mutual net- 
work for several years. The cost running into millions 
of dollars per year has been borne by the fundamental- 
ist listening public. 

The Columbia and National networks, on the other 
hand, had refused to sell time to fundamentalists. 
Their policy has been to give time free to the Catholics, 
the Jews, and the Federal Council of Churches. The 
Federal Council, thus, had a monopoly of time on these 
two major networks. 

The Federal Council represents modernism — which is 
as totally out of harmony with Bible Christianity as is 
Catholicism or Judaism. Under this arrangement, fun- 
damentalists had no voice on these two networks. 

The drive to break the Federal Council radio domi- 
nation was instituted several years ago by the World's 
Christian Fundamentals Association. The late Clifford 
Hollifield, president of the Indiana-Ohio-Michigan 
chapter of the W.C.F.A., was a leading figure in the 
protest against modernist dictatorship of the air lanes. 

The CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE waged an impor- 
tant propaganda battle against Federal Council con- 
trol of radio. Last summer. Dr. C. H. Suckau, who 
succeeded Brother Hollifield as president of the tri- 
state Fundamentals Association, joined with the Editor 
of the CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE in the formula- 
tion of campaign plans to drive home to the authori- 
ties in Washington the fact that the Federal Council 
cannot speak for fundamentalists. 

An opening wedge was driven in the Federal Council 
monopoly when the two major networks granted free 
time for broadcasts to the World's Christian Funda- 
mentals Association on two occasions. 

This wedge was widened when the American Council 
of Christian Churches, another fundamentalist group, 
was accorded the privilege of gospel broadcasts with- 
out charge. These broadcasts will commence in Febru- 
ary. 

Radio and government authorities have now recog- 
nized that there are four great religious groups in 
America: Catholics, Jews, Modernists, and Funda- 
mentalists. 



There is reason to believe that Ln the future funda- 
mentalists will be allotted their fair share of time. 

The victory over the Federal Council's drive for radio 
dictatorship has been due to the united efforts of fun- 
damentalists. 

The struggle has been long and arduous, but we re- 
joice in the victory that God has given us in the battle 
for equality of representation on radio by funda- 
mentalists. 



WOODEN INDIANS 

What American Christian, who lived as long as 
forty years ago, failed to read of "Sophie," a converted 
scrub woman in New York who said she was "called to 
scrub and preach." The editor well remembers seeing 
her at a Christian and Missionary Alliance Convention 
in New York. Well, once upon a time someone thought 
they would have a bit of fun with "Sophie" by relat- 
ing that they had seen her talking about Christ to a 
wooden Indian in front of a cigar store! "Sophie" re- 
plied: "Perhaps I did. My eyesight is not so good. But, 
talking to a wooden Indian about Christ is not so bad 
as being a wooden Christian and never talking to any- 
body about the Lord Jesus." 

And "Sophie" was exactly right! Better report in 
the day of judgment that you once tried to preach the 
Gospel to a wooden Indian than to have to report that 
you never attempted to give the Gospel to anyone at 
all. Every true Christian is a missionary, either at 
home or abroad. 



ON TO THE GOAL 

"On to the goal! Press on! 

Alone, yet unafraid: 
He cut the path Who beckons thee; 

On, then, and undismayed. 

"On to the goal! Press on! 

The Eyes that are aflame 
Are watching thee: then what are men? 

What matter praise or blame? 

"On to the goal! Press on! 

Look not behind thee now. 
When just ahead lies His 'Well done!' 

A crown awaits thy brow. 

"On to the goal! Press on! 

Blind, deaf and sometimes dumb, 
Along the upward, blood-marked road! 

Hard after Christ, press on!" 

— From "The Overcomer" 



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FEBRUARY 5, 1944 



By Alan S. Pearce, Associate Pastor of First Brethren Church, Long Beach, California 



Arriving at the monthly meeting of the Long Beach 
Ministerial Union in the Y. M. C. A. building of said 
city, shortly after the meeting had bd'gun one morn- 
ing in January, I found approximately fifteen men of 
the clerical garb in session. The Vice-Chairman of the 
Union was officiating. 

The Chairman announced that the only item on the 
morning's program, as far as he knew, was a talk to 
be given by a local Jewish rabbi, who would address 
the body on the subject of "Brotherhood Week" sched- 
uled for Long Beach in the near future. While await- 
ing the arrival of the rabbi, the chairman inquired if 
there were any other matters to be considered. 

One good brother arose to inquire as to what prog- 
ress was being made relative "Released-Time for Re- 
ligious Instruction" (a recent bill passed by the state 
of California releasing children from school for one 
hour each week for religious instruction). The chair- 
man asked if there were anyone present who could give 
some information. A member of a special committee to 
deal with this matter reported that very little had yet 
been done, but that the committee was to meet the 
following Thursday to further consider the matter of 
teachers, approach to the School Board, curriculum, 
etc. 

The same good brother again interrogated the chair 
regarding an organization known as EVANGELICAL 
RELEASED TIME EDUCATION, INC., representing 
some four hundred evangelical churches of Los An- 
geles and vicinity. He further stated that, inasmuch 
as we had already listened to a secretary from the Los 
Angeles Church Federation office (affiliated with the 
Federal Council of Churches of Christ of America) , as 
to what that organization proposed doing, we ought 
to be informed regarding this other group of churches. 
The chair displayed his ignorance of any such organ- 
ization, and inquired if there were anyone present who 
could give any information. 

I made myself known to the chair as one affiliated 
with the Association, stating that I had previously re- 
quested the privilege of inviting the Field Secretary of 
"Evangelical Released Time Education, Inc.," to ad- 
dress the Ministerial Union of Long Beach, but was 
informed by the Chairman of the Union that if they 
wished to hear the Secretary, they would let me know. 
No invitation had yet been received. I then stated that 
1 held in my hands a set of the textbooks to be used 
by "Evangelical Released Time Education, Inc."; also, 
a statement of faith held by this organization, which 
I would be pleased to read, if the brethren so desired. 
One of the members suggested that "the gentleman" 
(referring to me) step to the front and read said state- 
ment. 

Stepping to the front of the room just as the rabbi 
entered and took a seat on the front row, I introduced 
myself to the group, and briefly gave a history of 



"Evangelical Released-Time Education, Inc.", its 
purpose, and achievements thus far. I then proceeded 
to read the "Statement of Faith" which is as follows: 



STATEMENT OF FAITH 
EVANGELICAL RELEASED-TIME EDUCATION, 



INC. 



1. We believe the Bible to be tbe inspired, tbe only authoritative 'word 
of God. 

2. We believe tliat there is one God, eternally existent in three per- 
sons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

3. "We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sin- 
less life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death tlirough His 
shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, ill His ascension to tbe right hand 
of tbe Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 

4. We believe that because of the exceeding siMulness of human nature, 
regeaieration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of 
lost and sinful man, 

5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose in- 
dwelling tlie Christian is enaibled to live a godly life. 

G. We believe in tUe resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they 
that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they tliat are lost unto 
the resurrection of damnation, 

7. We beheve in the spiritual unity of hehevers in Christ. 

The text books referred to were passed around the 
group. Some took time to look them over; others took 
a fleeting glance at them; and the rest passed them 
up, without as much as reading the titles. 

During the course of my reading the rabbi pointed 
to himself and smiling shook his head in a negative 
fashion, indicating that he did not believe in such a 
statement. 

I was then asked a few questions by some of the men 
regarding co-operating with the "Inter-Faith Com- 
mittee," to which I replied that our Field Secretary 
was a member of that committee in Los Angeles, and 
that we were proceeding along lines acceptable to the 
Board of Education of Los Angeles. 

The rabbi was then given the floor. He prefaced his 
remarks by saying: "I can see you have great problems 
facing you in the matter of 'Released-Time for Re- 
ligious Instruction'." Then speaking upon the subject 
assigned him he said what we needed was some "real 
religion" or "Christ-likeness, as you would call it." He 
told of the benefit derived for a better understanding 
of each other by the trio discussions by a Jewish Rabbi, 
a Catholic Priest and a Protestant clergyman, before 
club and church groups. Also of the fine motion pic- 
ture entitled, "The Kind of a World We Want to Live 
In." He stated that he intended to show this picture 
at his "Temple" on their Sabbath night (Friday), and 
suggested that it be passed around to the different 
churches, Protestant and Catholic, to be shown in their 
respective places of worship. 

When the rabbi took his seat, the discussion some- 
how reverted back to the "Released-Time" program. 
The brother who first made the inquiry made a motion 
to invite the Field Secretary of "Evangelical Released- 
Time Education, Inc.", to sit with the special commit- 
tee the following Thusday. There was considerable 
discussion upon the motion, which was lost upon the 
ground that we had no right to invite outsiders to 

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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



VeHe^ela—Jicnijd a^ ^^adlilaH and Qu6ia4n 

By Miss Dorothy Black, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela, member of The First Brethren Church of Long Beach, 

California 



There are a number of Venezuelan customs which 
have resulted from and are influenced by the Roman 
Church. 

CROSSES AND SHRINES 

Everywhere are crosses. In traveling, one occasion- 
ally sees by the roadside a cross placed in memory of 
someone who lost his life in an automobile accident. 
On entering a town, arriving at the end of a street, 
encountering a cross-road, may be seen . . . crosses. 
Above every cathedral tower rises a cross. 

A Christian woman of the Ciudad Bolivar congrega- 
tion was telling us one morning of an experience in 
her life before she knew the Lord. To her country 
home one day came a man claiming to be a prophet, 
warning of the near advent of Anti-Christ. Immedi- 
ately, she surrounded her yard with crosses and fash- 




"Shrines are seen in all places" 

ioned little crosses from tree branches to fasten to her 
children's clothing— all as a protection from Anti- 
christ. 

Shrines are seen everywhere. By the road small 
buildings are erected, each to house some image and 
its burning candle. Near the mission home in Ciudad 
Bolivar a small image stands in a garden among the 
plants. The majority of the better class homes are 
built right onto the sidewalk and have a hallway lead- 
ing to the entrance of the reception room. Above this 
door nearly always is found a picture of a saint. In 
the bedrooms, or even in the parlor, are found images 
and candles to burn before them. In Ciudad Bolivar 
when the Orinoco River was rising in August 1943, an 
image of the virgin was taken to the edge of the swol- 



len waters as an entreaty that the mighty Orinoco come 
no fui-ther, but the dike broke — a roaring flood of 
water rushed through — thousands were made homeless 
before the waters receded. 

THE EVIL EYE 

I believe nearly every one of us has the custom of 
"making over" babies and children or small animals. 
But here if you should exclaim over your neighbor's 
child or some little tot in the street, you should always 
say, "Dios te bendiga" — God bless you. If you do not, 
there is danger of harm coming to the child. 

One evening in Puerto La Cruz, Miss Battey and I 
were going home from a service. Passing a house we 
saw a tiny, snow-white goat. We remarked how cute 
it was, and went on our way. Later the lady told Miss 
Battey that the little goat died because we had cast 
the "mal de ojo' — the evil eye — on him. 

CHURCH CELEBRATIONS 

There at home you realize Hallowe'en is being cele- 
brated. But here on November 2, "El Dia de Los 
Muertos " — the Day of the Dead — is the day remem- 
bered. The people go to the cemetery and place large 
wreaths of crepe paper flowers on the graves of their 
loved ones. A priest is there to pray the loved one on 
his way out of purgatory. If the priest received two 
bolivars (40 cents), he says the prayer; but if one de- 
sires to have the prayer sung (apparently more 
efficacious) it costs four bolivars. At night, candles are 
lit over the graves. In some places the people believe 
this keeps the evil spirits away. 

Apparently it was because of the raising up of a 
large evangelical church in Puerto La Cruz that the 
Catholic Church began its work there. Until about 
1938, Puerto was nothing more than a fishing village 
and a beach resort of the richer Barcelona families. 
With the entrance of the oil companies, people flocked 
there to find jobs. Some of these were Christians from 
other parts; and, Vvfith Christians from the little vil- 
lages tucked away in the hills near Puerto, a larger 
congregation was being formed than the church in 
Barcelona. Therefore, the missionaries in that city 
moved to the growing port town. 

When I came to Venezuela in August of 1941 with 
Miss Battey, I was surprised not to see a lot of activity 
on the part of the Roman Church. The priest came 
out once in awhile from Barcelona to give masses. But 
in the spring of 1942, a priest was sent to live there, 
and Puerto began to see regular Roman activities — 
celebration of fiesta days — masses every morning — 
' then as Christmas season drew near, a real time of 
festivity. Three times a day, 6:00 A. M., noon, and late 
afternoon, the bells would begin to ring, gunpowder 
would be exploded through an iron tube, and sky 
rockets would be shot into the air. Then mass would 
be held. But in the week of Christmas, the faithful 
were called out at 3:00 A. M. by the clanging and re- 
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FEBRUARY 5, 1944 



TWO-YEAR-OLD MISSIONARY 

M'Baiki, Oubangui-Chari 
July 13, 1943 

Dear Dr. Bauman: 

I wonder if you'd like to have a letter from your 
youngest missionary in Africa? Mother says I am a 
missionary all right because I not only love the natives, 
but they all know I do. She thinks that is one of the 
hardest things: to convince them that we really love 
them. They know r,o little about real love themselves 
that they can understand it only as they see God's love 
to them in us. 

For a long time Daddy has been wanting to take 
Mother and me with him but I was always too little, 
except for one short three-day trip they took nie on 
before I could stand up. Then I didn't know enough 
to get dirty, but from then till now I haven't known 
how to stay clean! I am learning fast, though, now. 
Dirt is one of the two things I hate, lack of system is 
the other. I guess thunder would be a third maybe. 

After that first trip Mother left me twice with Aunt 
Betty (Tyson) and Aunt Mary (Emmert), and they 
wanted her to leave me this time; but Mother thought 
they were leaving enough extra jobs on my aunties' 
shoulders without leaving me, too. Besides, Daddy was 
very sure I was old enough to be a help in the work. 
And he says he is not disappointed. 

Well, I better start at the beginning. We left home 
a week ago today. When we got to Bossembele our 
administrator and his wife asked us to stay for dinner, 
so we did. I ate at the table on my own chair just like 
a big person. I was so good the whole time we were 
there Mother kept feeling my head 'cause she thought 
surely I was sick. Of course, I'm always good, you 
understand, but I was even better this time. After- 
ward we went on to Bangui, getting there about five. 
We had to travel very slowly because there was a 
broken part of the car that Daddy wanted to get fixed 
in Bangui. But he could not get the needed new part, 
so the next day we went on to M'Baiki real slow with- 
out it. The scenery v.'as so pretty — all jungle and old 
palms — that Mother was glad to travel slowly so as to 
see it all. 

I must tell you about me shopping that morning in 
Bangui. Mother and I "did the stores" while Daddy 
was hunting the part. I saw a helmet in one store 
just like mine except it was clean and mine was dirty, 
so I just traded. Mother never noticed it until I started 
to walk out of the store and a native hollered. She 
hopes people realized I was only 20 months old. 

We reached M'Baiki about noon and had a quick 
lunch and a good rest. We have all our cots side by 



side with one big net over all. It was so much fun be- 
ing with my folks I wanted to play (I have a room 
alone at home), but finally I was induced to go to 
sleep. Maybe it was partly because the ground here 
is sandy instead of the clay I'm used to . The sand man 
never had much trouble before, and now . . . .! 

Daddy was holding a Bible Conference for the people. 
There were four services a day. But since the govern- 
ment rest house we lived in was quite a walk from the 
chapel, I did not go more than once a day. Otherwise, 
Mother or Daddy stayed with me. There wasn't room 
for Elizabeth to come along. She is my fourteen-year- 
old "big sister" who takes care of me at home when 
Mother is at a class or something. Once a day some 
women and girls come and they and Mother read the 
Bible together and talk about what it means. Some 



THREE 
GENERATIONS 



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Dunning, C 
N. Gribble, 
Ruth Dunn 



Florence 
and little 
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January 1, 1942, 
Ruth was 2 month; 
just 3 months ppl 
ner grandmother's home- 
going. 



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do not know how to read and then Mother tries to 
show the ones who can read how to help them. Some- 
times I am asleep and other times I sit on a little 
native footstool by Mother and "read," too. 

Goodby now. I'll try to write some more about our 
trip before I mail this. 

Your little missionary, 

Ruth Dunning. 

5000 



Maiice! 



THE HOME MISSIONS OFFERING DEADLINE 

Please turn your offerings in to. the Home Missions 
Council before FEBRUARY 15. All district missions of- 
ferings should be sent directly to the district mission 
board over your particular area. All offerings for the 
Jewish missions work should be sent to the Home Mis- 
sions Council in Berne, Indiana. From there they are 
sent to the American Board of Missions to the Jews, 
to be used for the support of the Jewish Mission in 
Los Angeles. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALt) 




OUT OF 

THE 

EDITOR'S MAIL BAG 



ORVILLE JOBSON writes of many confessions for 
Christ: 

"The Lord's blessings continue with us. At a five 
day meeting at our Paoua Chapel, held by Noel 
Gaiwaka, pastor of the Bozoum Church, forty people 
accepted the Gospel for the first time. Each one of 
these people were dealt with personally by the evan- 
gelist, and those who had no past sins of theft, or 
women palavers, etc., were permitted to make their 
public confession on the following Lord's day. The 
others must get their affairs straight before making 
their public confession. 

Several weeks ago we heard confessions of faith in 
Christ from twenty-five people in the Bozoum Church, 
and last Lord's day there were six more. The present 
class of converts now numbers 75 and it is growing. 
Lessons from the life of Christ have been adapted 
for pre-baptismal teaching and are proving a real 
blessing. We can already see that the result is going 
to be stronger and more faithful members. 

Scripture memory work in the church is most 
gratifying. This next month the entire congregation 
completes fifty memory verses. These are recited on 
Lord's day morning in place of the Scripture reading. 
These verses have been hidden in many hearts, and 
are bearing fruit in richer lives and more victorious 
living. 1944, the congregation begins its fifth year of 
learning a memory verse a month, and then repeat- 
ing it at two weekly services until it 'sticks.' Some- 
time I hope to be able to send a list of these verses 
for publication in the Herald." 

MRS. HAROLD DUNNING, under date of Novem- 
ber 10, 1943, sends a bit of distressing news concern- 
ing sleeping sickness and death that has invaded the 
ranks of the native Christians. She says: 

"We are all pretty fad just now. Today we 
buried Guembalt, one of our best catechists 
and Volongou's only son-in-law left to him in 
the work. He has another son-in-law who 
has left the Lord's work, preferring to serve 
Mamon. Guembali died of sleeping sickness. 
It has been discovered that his wife has it, 
also our "Liz" and her next oldest sister, 
about to be married. They aren't sure about 
some of the other members of the family yet. 
Several of the workmen, their wives, one of 
the hospital helpers, etc. have it. It is a shock 
to us all. Floyd is still examining — . One 
thing we do know — Satan can never make a 
surprise attack on our Leader, and we are on 
the winning side We don't know the issue of 
all this yet, but He does, and He is leading on. 

"I'm just learning something new. I always 
thought it was only the tsetse fly that carried 
the germ of this disease. But Floyd says any 
insect can carry it a short distance, between 



people who happen to be in close proximity. 
That is probably the reason we find it "run- 
ning" in families. We haven't seen any 
tsetses around here, and until very recently 
this place was immune from the disease. Of 
course, you know that is the reason Yaloke 
had to get rid of cattle here, but there seem 
to be two different species of the fly, one that 
carries it predominantly to animals and an- 
other to humans. But as Floyd said, any in- 
sect. . ." 



DOROTHY BLACK member of The First Brethren 
Church of Long Beach, California, and missionary 
to Venezuela, approves of Bible Institutes in Latin 
America. She v/rites: 

"I received several Brethren Heralds the other day, 
and in the one of August 21 you had an article on the 
Heresies of the Roman Church. I'm sending it on to 
our Institute, for I'm sure in some class it can be 
used. I also read the article by Brother Dowdy on 
the need of a Bible Institute in the Argentine. I can 
surely say 'amen' to it. My Las Delicias, our school, 
has been such a blessing in the lives of the young 
people who are attending, and to the churches that 
have already benefited from the service of the young 
people. So far there have only been two graduations 
— five graduates serving the Lord now. One is a 
licensed pastor with the largest church of our Mis- 
sions. . . . 

Las Delicias is about 3,000 feet high in the hills 
near a little town, Caripe. So you see, it's not so easy 
for a large group to get out there, but it is a most 
wonderful location for such a school. . . . The Lord 
has blessed and is blessing this training of workers 
for the 'Regions Beyond' in Venezuela. May He raise 
up an Institute there in the Argentine to serve Him- 
self!" 






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FEBRUARY 5, 1944 



T. WARREN, Field Superintendent of the North 
African Mission, who, on account of his health, is now 
serving his Lord in Morocco, has written the editor i 
letter which we will share with the readers of the 
Herald. 

Dr. Warren is one of the best friends our Society has 
ever known. For nian5' years he was at the head of the 
Paris Missionary Fellowship in France; and, while 
there, was the friend and counsellor of our missionaries 
who stopped in Paris for language study and to secure 
their diploma for teaching in French territory in 
Africa. Our missionaries, especially, will be glad to 
hear from him. His address is 2, Derb Ziat, FES 
(Batha), Morocco, Africa. 

We quote from a letter written on December 11, 1943: 

"The enclosed will bring you our up-to-date 
news, and will tell you something of our train 
of thought. 

"A very fine v/ork is being done among the 
troops in this country. It has, to some extent, 
eclipsed the normal work which had already 
been reduced to a low level owing to restric- 
tions on the movements of our workers and the 
lack of supplies, especially for medical work. 
However, I am trying to keep our first ob- 
jective before our workers. 

"We have little news from missionaries out- 
side our own field and mission. We would like 
to know more of your work, and if you should 
be publishing any review of the past year we 
would like to have a copy. 

"Important movements are on foot in Eng- 
land to improve the training of missionary 
candidates; for that we are thankful, the need 
is great. There is sure to be a number of vol- 
unteers resulting from the stay in this country 
of such large numbers of young people who 
through the war have been thus brought into 
touch with the mission field. May God Him- 
self call those whom He has chosen to be His 
witnesses and v/orkers!" 

REV. RUSSELL WILLIAMS of New Troy, Michigan, 
brother of our missionary ROBERT WILLIAMS, has 
shared a letter with us that he has just received from 
Africa. We share a part of it with our readers. "Bob" 
says: 

"Just because you don't get an answer back 
the next week, don't think we aren't getting 
your letters. We don't have overnight service 
out here. But most of them come through. 
Adolf is getting some ships, but not nearly so 
many as he would like folks to think. He did 
get our ship on her return trip, we hear. 

"We are glad to hear that Mother is keeping 
quite well now. We just commit the matter to 
the Lord for His care and supervision, and that 
is all we could do if we were there. If the Lord 
should delay His coming till such a time as we 
have a furlough, it would be hard to come home 
and not find Mother there. But we would 
rather have her go than remain and suffer as 



they sometimes do. So, we just leave her to the 
Father's wisdom and make no demands. We do 
thank the Lord that He opened the way for us 
to come out before we knew about her sickness. 
I am not sure that we would have had the 
faith to leave if we had known; and, as much 
as we would like to be near her, the Lord is 
first. She, herself, would have it so. [Mrs. 
Williams is suffering from a cancer. The 
prayers of the readers of the Herald are ear- 
nestly requested in her behalf. — Ed. J . . . 

"Some of our missionaries are still waiting 
to go home on furlough. The Fosters have been 
out now almost six years, the Klievers five, 
and Miss Myers and Miss Bickel are both due 
for furloughs. [Miss Myers and Miss Bickel are 
both in South Africa taking their furloughs 
there. — Ed.] 

"It hardly seems possible, but we have been 
gone nearly a year now. How the time flies! 
It was only a few weeks ago that I was 
wondering if I would ever get to be 21. Now, I 
say, 'This is the best year of my life. Wasn't 
it?' They go just like that." . . . 



DR. BOB JONES, SR., ON MiSSIONS 

Dr. Bob Jones, Sr., Founder and President of the 
great school in Cleveland, Tennessee, bearing his name, 
says that he "believes that following this World War 
our Lord is going to give Christians one last and won- 
derful opportunity to get to the Gospel of God's sav- 
ing grace to the peoples of the world. Remember, there 
is a minimum of a thousand tribes who have never 
heard the Gospel. Under the old conditions of travel, 
it took a long time to reach even one tribe. There have 
been in recent years and even in recent months many 
marvelous invitations. The war has brought a great 
many of these inventions into successful operation. 
Missionaries will travel by plane when this war is over. 
If the Lord tarries, and the editor lives, he hopes to 
go by plane around the world with the Gospel. The 
doors of China and Russia and other parts of the 
world, we believe, will be opened to the Gospel. The 
devil is going to do everything in his power to keep the 
Gospel from the people. He will use pagan ecclesias- 
tical machinery and also certain socialistic, modern- 
istic, ecclesiastical machinery in an effort to accom- 
plish his purpose. The devil has no objection to eccle- 
siastical machinery, if the ecclesiastical machinery 
gives some other message besides the Gospel. The devil 
is a friend to much of the church machinery of our 
modern world. The devil is against every individual 
Christian and every group of individual Christians who 
are engaged in the business of giving the Gospel to 
lost men. 



"The devil started this present World War. England 
and America, unchristian as they are in many ways, 
have been friendly to the missionary program. Ger- 
many as a nation with its neo-paganism, is no friend 
to missions. Russia as a nation certainly has not been 
friendly to missions. Italy was friendly to a Roman 
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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




Mi6A/L04i^GA4f^ ^^auelincf^ ^nxiuldei. 



We are publishing tlie undersigned circular let- 
ter from t he Foreign Missions Conference of North 
America in order to let our readers understand 
some of the difficulties that our Foreign Board 
and the Foreign Boards of all the denominations 
are having these days; likewise, the trouble that mis- 
sionaries sometimes have in their attempts to pass to 
and fro between the homeland and their fields of 
labor. The letter reads, in part: 

Foreign Missions Conference of N. A. 
156 Fifth Avenue, New York 10, N. Y. 
January 14, 1944 

INFORMATION ON PASSPORTS AND 
TRANSPORTATION 

TO ALL FMC BOARDS: 

Military Permits: We are now trying to secure more 
definite information from the State Department re- 
garding the requirement of special military permits 
before leaving the Western Hemisphere. . . The infor- 
mation we now have has been gathered here in New 
York from the local branch of the Passport Division 
and from other sources. In passing on this informa- 
tion to you we wish to emphasize that it may be altered 
by later information received from Washington. 
Already one missionary has received his military per- 
mit, which was fastened inside the back cover of his 
passport. The permit granted 90 days from the date 
of issue in which to reach China. Also, when the pass- 
port was handed to him here in New York, it was 
emphasized that he must leave the United States with- 
in 30 days, otherwise the permit would expire and that 
it was not renewable. These conditions, however, were 
not contained in the permit itself, but were trans- 
mitted by word of mouth to the recipient of the pass- 
port. . . . 

General situation regarding- travel: For the past 
several months, it has been almost impossible for 
women to receive transportation except on neutral 
ships going either via South America or Lisbon and 
Africa. We have succeeded in securing transportation 
for a limited number of men during this period. The 
prospect for transportation for women by other than 
neutral vessels between now and summer is not very 
bright at the present time. . . . 

Our feeling is that the whole travel situation will 
be very difficult between now and summer. This, of 
course, is due to impending military activities which 
may not be confined entirely to the European area. 
Our personal feeling is that after the summer the situ- 
ation will have cleared up somewhat. Therefore, if 



boards find it possible to delay the departure of their 
missionaries for some six months, we believe this would 
be a wise move. An indication of the way in which 
transportation is tightening up in many places is given 
in the telegram quoted below. 

Telegram from Kutien: The following telegram 
dated Kutien (near Foochow), January 6, from Dr. 
Harold Brewster, has just been received by the Metho- 
dist Board: 

"AIR AND BUS TRAVEL CLOSED SUD- 
DENLY AFTER MAKING FULL PREPARA- 
TIONS TO LEAVE KUTIEN. MUST STAY 
HERE INDEFINITELY." 

Dr. Brewster and family were on their way to the 
United States. 

Information for travelers through India : The Meth- 
odist Board has just received the following letter from 
one of their missionaries who traveled from the United 
States to China. It is quoted below in order to furnish 
information for travelers to China. 

"In getting out of Calcutta, I am sorry that my mis- 
information, secured from various sources, got me into 
trouble with the Export Control Customs, and cost 
extra expense for the Board. All information that I 
had had upon leaving New York and upon inquiry of 
missionary friends in India indicated that I could carry 
in my clothes all the articles that I could find room 
for, thus decreasing the cost of transporting my things 
on the plane. I had no word from any source that 
there were restrictions in India concerning the export 
of fountain pens, typewriter ribbons and other articles 
of this kind. Therefore, in passing through the cus- 
toms, when the officials discovered that I had my 
pockets full of articles, a part of which were forbidden, 
t)iey fined me 500 rupees and threatened to hold me, 
thus compelling me to forfeit the plane ticket which 
cost 1,275 rupees. Fortunately when I explained the 
matter, they did not hold me and I did not have to 
forfeit the ticket, but there was no way of avoiding the 
payment of the 500 rupees fine. Upon reaching Chung- 
king, I am told that my experience was not unusual, 
that the rules had been recently changed and new 
restrictions imposed and the customs authorities at 
Calcutta are making trouble for a great number of 
people trying to come into China. Furthermore, within 
the last few weeks the cost of plane passage from 
Calcutta to Chungking has been doubled and air ex- 
press rate also increased until it now costs about $3.50 
u. S. money per pound. This being the situation, I fear 
my travel expenses will be much higher than we had 
anticipated when I left New York." 

Joe J. Mickle 

Secretary 

Committee on Passports 

and Transportation 



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FEBRUARY 5, 1944 



By Professor F. Bettex 

"The ^rass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth 
away; but the Word of the Lord endureth for ever." 
(Peter 1:24, 25) 

The Bible! Indeed, not an ordinary Book! Hated and 
hounded as no other book has ever been, and yet in- 
destructible; despised, and yet honored; derided, and 
yet highly esteemed; declared dead, and yet alive. 
Mighty emperors and kings and priests have shunned 
no toil and no guilt in order to exterminate it; wise 
and scholarly men have in the sweat of their brow, 
thoroughly refuted it; and now, that higher criticism 
lords over it and science has done away with it, it is 
spreading over the whole earth with astonishing rapid- 
ity in millions of copies and hundreds of languages, 
and is being read and preached from pole to pole; and, 
in the faith and power of the Word, Negroes submit 
to being burned alive, and Armenians and Chinese to 
being tortured to death. Ho, all ye scholars and critics! 
do but vnrite such a book, and we will believe you! 

Complete in itself — "accursed any man that shall 
add unto or take away" — unchanged and unchange- 
able, this Bible stands for centuries, unconcerned about 
the praise and the reproach of men; it does not ac- 
commodate itself to progress, does not recant a single 
word, remains grandly simple and Divinely overpower- 
ing, and in its sight all men are equal and feel their 
impotency. 

With sublime freedom it strides through the history 
of mankind, dismisses entire nations with a glance, 
with a word, in order to tarry a long time with the 
deeds of a shepherd; complacently it seven times re- 
peats a list of gifts; records seerningly unimportant 
genealogies; suddenly powers of the world to come 
flash from some word apparently casually dropped; or 
thunders roll in the background of the cool narration 
of some great crime. Now it speaks of God as playing 
with His creatures and delighting in the daring 
chamois, the snorting horse, and the beautiful lily; 
now it rises like an eagle to heights that make peoples 
passing hither and thither appear like swarms of 
grasshoppers, yea, all nations like a drop in a bucket. 
This word tells of a coat of many colors that a father 
made for his favorite son; and is silent concerning the 
life and effects of Isaiah or John, and the martyrdom 
of Paul. It raises deepest questions, as if they were but 
trifles: "Where was thou when I laid the foundations 
of the earth?" It condenses into a single word a 
sweeping view of the world: "The things which are 
seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen 
are eternal." It reveals vast counsels of the Lord, that 
He will make a new heaven and a new earth, where old 
things shall no longer rise in the hearts of men. What 
book is there written by man that does not grow trite 
from repeated readings? But of this Book thousands 
of the best and most talented among men have testi- 
fied, not only that they never tired of reading and 
studying it but also that it constantly grew grander, 
richer, more unfathomable. How often some unseen 
word, that you have read a hundred times, suddenly 



opens up, revealing its deep, hidden meaning! If every 
sentence, yea, every word in the Bible that has been 
important or beneficial to this soul or that were under- 
scored, would a single one be found, that had been 
written uselessly and without purpose, or that had 
borne no fruit? I think not. 

The Bible, the Word of God, reveals to us this in- 
visible God, whom mankind feels in, about, and above 
itself; in whom the child exultingly believes; whom the 
adult seeks and finds, loves, hates, worships, denies, to 
whom he prays and whom he curses; whom the dying 
age hopes to see; or concerning whom they try with 
quaking hearts to ease their minds, saying, "There is 
no God!" "In the beginning God created the Heaven 
and the earth." The Bible does not deal with fools, 
whose heart's desire is, There is no God. It is not 
necessary to demonstrate God. Whoever is foolish 
enough to close his eyes and deny Him, may do so at 
his own risk; he will not harm Him, but himself. In 
the beginning of His Word, God steps forth out of His 
eternity, grand and resplendent, the ground, principle, 
and cause of the universe, the Creator of creation. He, 
who, in incomprehensible omnipotence, creates, and 
there is no one who could say, "Why doest Thou thus?" 
At the close of His Word, where a new eternal creation 
begins, heavenly creatures and powers cast their 
crowns at His feet, crying: "Thou are worthy, O Lord, 
to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast 
created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and 
were created." "Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent 
reigneth!" — Our Hope. 

VENEZUELA— LAND OF TRADITION 

(Continued from page 66) 

sounding of the bells, the booming and thundering of 
the cannon, and the swishing and popping of the 
rockets. Even the electric plant cooperated by putting 
on the lights before 3:00 A. M. Usually lights went out 
at 12 midnight. 

At that time a group of American soldiers were sta- 
tioned in the town. One of the officers being awakened 
by the rocking burst of the cannon, called his group 
of men on guard in that direction to discover what was 
happening. They assured him that all was well — that 
the church was only having a celebration. 

Each town has its patron saint, or image, and on 
certain days of the year special homage Is given. The 
usual cannon booms forth, mass is held, then the 
image is taken out into the streets. Led by the funeral 
dirge of the town band and accompanied by frequent 
soaring skyrockets, everyone joins the procession — 
altar boys carrying lighted candles, little girls dressed 
to represent angels, the priest walking by the image, 
the worshipers following dressed in their best. 

Do these practices satisfy? Do they bring a light of 
joy to the hearts and faces? Do they have consolation 
to offer in the time of trial and sorrow? We can see 
that they do not. But, praise the Lord for the precious 
souls who have found the Lord Jesus as their Saviour 
and have discovered in Him true Joy! Pray for 
Venezuela that the Romanistic chains may be broken 
from her people. 



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One of the members of the committee was kind 
enough to state that this matter was a local problem, 
and that inasmuch as Mr. Pearce was more familiar 
with local conditions, he would prefer inviting Mr. 
Pearce to meet with the committee. 

Another member of the Union arose in all of his 
ministerial dignity stating that the Union had ap- 
pointed a committee for this work, and to let the mat- 
ter rest with the committee. 

Returning to the subject of "Brotherhood Week," the 
rabbi was asked for suggestions as to what the Union 
could do to help make this "week" a success. He arose 
and laughingly said, "You men have circumcised my 
time!" He then .suggested that the Union appoint a 
representative to meet with the local civic group to 
help work out the details for such a week. 

And that, dear reader, was supposed to be a Protest- 
ant Ministerial Meeting! Can we doubt the remark of 
the brother who insisted upon information regarding 
"Evangelical Released-Time Education, Inc.", as he 
was leaving the meeting: "The trouble with Protest- 
antism is, we have quit protesting!" In addition he 
said: "If I have to row my boat alone, I'll row it alone!" 
Well, there will be a few others in Long Beach who 
will row together with this brother. 

The serious part of the whole matter is seen in the 
fact that the modernistic, social gospel group of 
churches aligned with the Federal Council will con- 
tinue to carry on their propaganda in classes taught 
by teachers of their own choosing, if granted this extra 
time each week by the School Board to conduct such 
classes. Hence the great need today of such organiz- 
ations as "Evangelical Released-Time Education, Inc.," 
"The American Council of Christian Churches of 
America," and "The National Association of Evan- 
gelicals" that make known to our government that 
the "Federal Council" does not represent entire Chris- 
tendom, and that fundamental churches of America 
have a right to be heard. It is heartening to learn 
along this line that the American Council of Christian 
Churches of America, is to be given free radio time 
over the Blue Net Work commencing February 4, and 
that they have already been influential in placing 36 
fundamental Christian chaplains in the armed forces 
of our country. 



FOOD FOR THOUGHT 

Today's sermonette. "Every Christian has received 
spiritual blessing in order to impart it, and if we can • 
not impart we may well question whether we have 
ever received!" — W. H. Griffith Thomas 

The auto is not responsible for the falling off in 
church attendance. That fool thing will stand in the 
middle of the road until you tell it where to go. It's the 
man behind the wheel that's to blame. — Billy Sunday. 



SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT 
CHURCH BABIES 

It is astonishing how many people there are in the 
churches of today who have to be nursed. Instead of 
being spiritually strong men and women, they are mere 
babes and have to be cared for. Through their infirm- 
ity, the church, instead of being a workshop, becomes 
a nursery — a hospital. Paul said, "When I was a child, 
I spoke as a child. I thought as a child," etc. But many 
who profess to be mature believers are still playing 
with spiritual rag dolls. 

Spiritual babes, instead of doing work, make work 
for others. The difference between a child and a man 
is that the man works and the child makes work for 
others. A child does not help, it hinders. Many of 
these have never learned to walk, but they learned to 
talk. (And talk they must.) Some of these babies 
spend their time v^hining, and the pastor has to spend 
much time cradle-rocking. Most of these babies never 
yet cut their teeth; some are permanently dwarfed in 
spiritual infancy! V/hat a pity! ! Instead of eating the 
meat of the Word they nurse on a bottle. It is no dis- 
grace to be a baby, but we must not remain babies. — 
E. F. Henderson. 

WHAT A PASTOR SHOULD POSSESS 

Some London Church officials posted the following 
description of a pastor in their auditorium — "Strength 
of an ox; tenacity of a bulldog; daring of a lion; pati- 
ence of a donkey; industry of a beaver; meekness of 
a lamb; hide of a rhinoceros; disposition of an angel; 
loyalty of an apostle; faithfulness of a prophet; ferv- 
ency of an evangelist; devotion of a mother." If your 
pastor does not have all of these qualifications, sympa- 
thize with him and encourage him before you criticize. 

DR. BOB JONES, SR., ON MISSIONS 

(Continued from page 69) 

Catholic missionary program, but not to the evangeli- 
cal program. Spain as a nation is not missionary from 
an evangelical standpoint. The Roman Catholic Church 
is going to do everything in its power to take over the 
religious leadership of the nations when this war is 
over. Already the Roman Catholic Church is trying 
now to keep evangelical missionaries out of Latin 
America. Roman Catholic leaders are saying that the 
missionary effort of evangelicals in South America is 
not in line with our President's-. 'Good Neighbor 
Policy.' Our President and Mr. Churchill have an 
nounced that one of the things for which we are fight- 
ing is freedom of worship. All we evangelical Chris- 
tians ask for is the privilege of giving the Gospel to 
the people in all parts of the world and at the same 
time worshiping God according to the dictates of our 
own evangelical consciences." 




W. M. C. NUMBER 




FEBRUARY 12, 1944 



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NO. 6 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 








iDITORIALS 



By Mrs. C. W. Mayes 

VICTORY 

It is the privilege of every Christian to be on the 
winning side. Our Lord has already conquered the 
world, the flesh and the devil. Every blessing of the 
Christian is secured by entering into the victory of 
Christ. There is little room for discouragement or de- 
pression when we are rejoicing in, and praising God 
for the victory which is ours in our blessed Lord. 

Why is it so easy to be absorbed in the temporary, 
passing things of this world and to forget about the 
things of eternity? Here is the reason: The knowledge 
of the victories of Christ are grasped by faith. It is 
not natural for us to walk by faith. Even the most 
careful Christian needs to watch continually that 
he does not let the things of time obscure the things 
of eternity. 



PEACE 

If we can trust our earthly friends, how much more 
ought we to trust Him who "is able to do exceedingly 
abundantly above all that we ask or think." Oh, that 
we might know more of the "peace of God which 
passeth all understanding!" 

Jude bids us to keep ourselves in the love of God. 
If trouble arises, keep in His love; if persecution comes, 
keep in His love; if friends prove untrue, keep in His 
love; if circumstances are against you, keep in His 
love; if prayers seem unanswered, keep in His love; 
if you should fail, keep in His love; even though we are 
faithless He remaineth faithful. 

Mrs. A. M. Hersrey has pointed us to this peace in 
this very beautiful way: 

Dwell deep in God, my child, though storms 

Are beating on thy soul; 
Since he who lives for God alone 

Escapes the billows' roll. 

The surface dweller fears the blast, 

While tossing to and fro; 
But he who wholly trusts in God 

Heeds not the winds that blow. 

His providential care is ours, 

Although we mourn and weep; 
Surrender fully to His will — 

Dwell deep, my child, dwell deep. 



PROGRAM FOR MARCH 

Opening Song 

Scripture — Romans 10:11-2L 

Prayer 

Bible Study — Salvation and God's Protection. 

Special Music 

Mission Study — Claiming Victory for His Glory in 

French Equatorial Africa 
Offering — Grace Seminary. 
Benediction 



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PRAYER REQUESTS FOR FEBRUARY, 1944 

By Mrs. Ralph RambO' 

Isaiah 40:31 

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, our Jewish work 
in Los Angeles, and Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman who 
have charge of this work. 

2. Pray for the salvation of a young man who has 
had several severe warnings and still rejects the 
call of the Lord. 

3. Pray that God's children shall have victory over 
the little things in life for it is the "little foxes that 
spoil the vines" (Song of Solomon 2:15K 

4. A note of praise for answered prayer concerning 
passage to Africa for Miss Snyder. 

5. Pray for the new class in child evangelism to be 
organized in the La Loma district of Modesto, 
California. 

6. Pray for our missionaries and native evangelists in 
Africa and South America. 

7. Pray for those who become Christians in these 
benighted countries, where temptations and hard- 
ships are so great. 

8. Remember the suffering and bereaved Christians 
in war torn countries. 

9. Pray that all who have been born again wUl recog- 
nize the presence of the blessed Holy Spirit wUt 
abides within. 

CONFIDENCE 

God's people need never be ashamed, if they rest on 
the strong arm of Omnipotence. We have no cause 
for fear so long as we remain on that strong arm. "The 
eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the 
everlasting arms." So He has promised, and so He has 
proven Himself, to countless numbers of His children. 
The Word of God is a sure source of spiritual vigor in 
the hour of testing or temptation. The reason we 
sometimes falter and fail is because we have not 
learned to repose on the everlasting arms that are 
beneath us. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARV HERALD: Entered as second-class matter -ipril 16, 1943 at the postcxffiee at Winona Laie. Indiana, under the 
Act of Marcli 3. 1870. Isiiucd four times each month by The Brethren Missionary Herald Co., Winona Lake. Indiana. Subscription price. $1.00 a year; 
Foreign countries S1..50 a year. ADMINISTRATION: Leo Polman, Secretary of Publications; Robert Gilbert, Office Manager. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 
Herman Hoyt, President; Bernard Schneider. Vice-President; R. D. Crees. Secretary; Homer A. Kent, Trea-SUrer; Paul Bauman, Mis. Charles Mayes, R. B. 
Gingrich, L. L. Grubb, A, L. Lj-nn, S. W. Link. EDITORS: Foreign Missions, Louis S. Bauman; Women'3 Missionary Council, Mrs. Charles Mayes; Home 
Missions, R. Paul Miller; Seminary, Alva J. McClain. 

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and God's Protection 

1 Peter 5:1-14 

By Charles W. Mayes, pastor, West Tenth Street 
Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio 

The Apostle Petei, also an elder, was a Christian 
willing to do the hard things along with those to whom 
he preached. His epistle so far has shown us that he 
was not an onlooker at the crucifixion and sufferings 
of Christ, he was also a partaker of Christ's sufferings. 
He suffered with Christ as a despised and rejected be- 
liever. Tradition reports that he became a martyr. 

I. Peter emphasizes special responsibilities and re- 
wards for the elder (1 Pet. 5:1-4). 

The term elder here does not simply mean one of the 

I older believers, but those who are advanced in the faith 

to the place of leadership. The term was used for 

those who ruled in the church and who taught the 

Word. 

1. The flock of God here represents the believers. 
They are to be fed the Word of God. The church can 
find no substitute for the careful teaching of God's 
Word. Teaching the Word is the foremost work of the 
pastor. He should be able to do it well before taking 
the oversight of the flock. Peter places his approval 
upon the elder, minister, or leader of the congregation 
receiving payment for his services, but firmly declares 
that it must not be for the sake of the money. God's 
servants are to receive pay for their work, but they are 
not to work merely for the pay. The work must be 
done as unto the Lord, and the pay must be given as 
unto the Lord. 

2. The flock of God should be able to see in their 
leader, not a dictator, but an example. It is the ex- 
ample which produces confidence, and confidence 
makes effective leadership possible. 

3. Elders and ministers who have been faithful in 
caring for the flock of God are certain to receive a 
definite reward when the Lord comes to receive and 
judge the church. This reward is called the crown of 
glory and is one of the five crowns to be given to be- 
lievers for special labors in the Lord's vineyard, the 
church. In fact, God will give His believing children 
rewards for every act of Spirit-directed service in order 
that salvation may remain for us a free gift. God is 
careful that no service rendered to Him by His children 
can be counted as partial payment for salvation. 

The crown of glory, like other rewards, probably re- 
fers to the responsibility of ruling, reigning, and carry- 
ing out God's perfect will over all God's creation in the 
ages to come. Those upon whom God can depend 
today will be those upon whom He will depend in the 
ages to come to carry out His universal and infinite 
purposes. 



II. God gives through Peter some definite admoni- 
tions to the younger and weaker ones Ln the flock of 
God (1 Pet. 5:6-9). 

1. Humility is the mark of a growing and Spirit-led 
believer. All of us, whether weak or strong, need to 
be willing to consider others. God may have given 
them something He has not given us. At any rate, he 
who is strong, but forgets to be humble, loses his 
strength. 

2. Humility is the only attitude of God's people 
which will bring exaltation from Him. Since we really 
have nothing of ourselves, and all we have is by the 
Lord's grace and mercy, God can only resist the proud. 
He gives grace to the humble and this means glory in 
the future. 

3. The motto of God's people should not be "Why 
pray, when you can worry?" God's people are not to 
live in the sin of worry. Even in war time, God is 
still running the universe. His promises will not fail 
to those who trust Him. We are to cast our care upon 
Him. Even if we fail in this, there is a certain kind of 
unconditional promise to those who are saved, "He 
careth for you." 

4. God's people are to be more than sober from 
liquor. We must be free from the intoxication of the 
world of sin. Sober believers walk in a straight line 
with the Lord. They are also awake. With the Bible 
in one hand and the newspaper in the other they see 
the old sinful and decaying world ripening for judg- 
ment. 

The devil is here pictured as a roaring lion. He gets 
his way by force. Witness the nations today. He is 
also an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14-15). Witness the 
spirit of antichrist working all around us. 

There is one way to resist the devil. It is in the faith. 
The promises of God are our weapon, the living Christ 
is our protector. We are to "resist the devil and he 
will flee" from us. But this can be done only after 
v/c have submitted ourselves "unto God" (James 4:7). 
Here is the reason so many professing Christians are 
falling into sin in this war-mad and money-mad world. 

Peter adds in verse 9 that we need not get the 
complex that the place we work is worse than others 
have. Some have said, "If you had to go through what 
I do, you could not live for God, either." Peter tells us 
that the Christian life is alike for all. God promises 
that He will not allow us to be tempted above what we 
are able to bear (1 Cor. 10:13). 



III. The God of all grace is still the God of all 
power (1 Pet. 5:10-14). 

It is He who has a purpose even in the details of our 
suffering in the Christian life. Because He is the in- 
finite God we can praise Him to whom belong glory 
and dominion for ever and ever. 

Verses 12 and 13 remind us that exhorting, testify- 
ing and witnessing Christians stand now against the 
powers of Satan in the true grace of God. True victory 
is in Him. Any other is false and passing. 

The Christian life is to show love in every attitude 
of our conduct. Even the greeting is not to be formal, 
worldly and hypocritical. The twentieth century does 
not use the kiss as a greeting, but every handshake can 
come from a heart of love. Such will make for peace 
among ourselves. 



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Mrs. Minnie Kennedy was 
born in Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, January 28th, 1900. 

She was the fourth in a fam- 
ily of eight children and had 
the great privilege of being born into a Christian home. 

When she was ten years old the family moved to a 
place in the country some twenty miles from Phila- 
delphia. While living in the city she attended a chil- 
dren's meeting after school on Friday afternoons at 
the Christian and Missionary Alliance Tabernacle. It 
was at one of these meetings, at the age of nine years, 
she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour. 

Because her family was so large she had to get a 
position instead of gcing to High School, much to her 
sorrow, as she was an excellent scholar and loved to 
study. 

At the age of twenty, while attending some special 
revival meetings in Philadelphia, the Lord graciously 
revealed Himself to her as her all-sufficiency and then 
and there she yielded her life to Him for service 
wherever He should lead. 

After serving the Lord in various ways He finally led 
her to the Bible Institute of Pennsylvania. She entered 
the school in the fall of 1921, to spend some very happy 
years in the study of the Word. She graduated in 1924. 
It was here she met Mrs. Foster and through her 
joined the Brethren Church of Philadelphia. 

Also here she met Lester Kennedy, who was attend- 
ing the school. They were married June 25th, 1924. 

In August they met the Foreign Missionary Board, 
were accepted and sailed for Africa in January, 
1925. 

After one month of studying French they proceeded 
to the Field. During their first term of four and a half 
years of service, they had the privilege of serving the 
Lord both at Bassai and Bellevue. 

In their first term of service the Lord also blessea 
in bringing into their home two future missionaries. 
Lester W., Jr. was born July 4, 1926, and Louis Paul, 
December 28, 1927. 

On their first furlough they felt led of the Lord to 
leave the children in the home-land, where they have 
since been faithfully cared for by her sister. 

Immediately after returning for their second term, 
Mr. Kennedy became ill and six months later (Nov. 
5, 1931) died, and is buried at the Bassai Station. Since 
then Mrs. Kennedy has carried on alone. 

During her last furlough she visited the West Coast 
and was adopted by the San Diego church, which sup- 
ports her. 

She sailed in September, 1941 for Africa to serve 
her fourth term. 



ARE YOU BORN AGAINP 

By Bob Jones, President, Bob Jones College 

"If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar." 
This is from the 1st Epistle of John, which Epistle was 
written to Christian people — meaning ones who have 
been born again. All Christians can look behind them 
and see sinful footprints they have made along the 
way of life. We knev/ we were sinners when we came 
to Jesus, for no man was ever saved until he first real- 
ized that he was a sinner. As a matter of fact, all men, 
even if they are not Christians, know they have sinned. 
There are three people who know that every one of 
us has sinned. One who knows it is ourself. We know 
it. We may "bluster around" and say, "I am as good 
as some people and better than many other people," 
yet we look behind us and see the skeleton of our 
wrong-doings and we can even hear the rattle of the 
very bones of these skeletons. The other fellow knows 
we have sinned. Mother saw us do wrong; Dad caught 
up with us; our best friend saw us do something sel- 
fish. Yes, the other fellow knows. God knows we have 
sinned. He tells us about it. He says, "For all have 
sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Our sin 
looks worse to God than it does to us or the other fel- 
low. God is infinitely holy. His eyes cannot look upon 
sin with the least degree of allowance. God does not 
only see our past sins, but He sees us as sinners. Men 
look at the outward appearance, but God looks at the 
heart. The worst thing that any of us would have 
done had we known that no one would have ever 
known it — well, God sees us as if we were guilty of that 
very sin. God knows how terrible sin is. He, therefore, 
knew that He Himself, omnipotent as He is, could not 
redeem us with corruptible things like gold and silver, 
so He purchased us with the precious blood of His own 
Son. Yes, we all know we have sinned. But some of 
us know our sins have been forgiven. We know He 
remembers our sin against us no more forever. We 
who know this are the children of God. We have been 
born again. We have been saved by grace through 
faith in the atoning blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, 
Some may be trying to resist the devil and the flesh, 
but it cannot be done until we have submitted our- 
selves unto God. 



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Dear Sisters In Christ: 

We are taking this opportunity to write to the 
Herald for the first time. We are an organization three 
years old, which started out with a membership of 7 
and at present has 23 enrolled. 

Since our organization, we have paid $50 on our 
church purchase, have sent six boxes of clothing to 
Clayhole, Kentucky and Christmas of 1942 we sent 
several soldier boys Christmas boxes. We have also 
made and tied several comforts. The church has re- 
cently purchased a parsonage and the W. M. C. women 
have pledged $10 on it and have other projects in mind. 

Our officers are the same as for last year: Mrs. Amy 
King, President, who has served over 2 years; Mrs. 
William Campbell, Vice-President; Mrs. Clarence Mc- 
carty, Prayer Chairman; Mrs. Robert Jarrett, Treas- 
urer; and myself as secretary. 

We all enjoy our W. M. C. meetings very much and 
enjoy getting together, as we do quite often, to sew or 
to tie comforts. We hope to grow in the future and to 
do more in service for our Lord. 

In His Service, 

Sharpsville, Ind., W. M. C. 
Mrs. Fred Ritchie, Sec. 



Dear W. M. C. Friends: 

Greetings from our Waynesboro Council to the 
Women's Missionary Councils of the district. 

We have just closed another year of wonderful bless- 
ings from our Lord. We held a wonderful consecration 
and thanksgiving meeting which we all enjoyed very 
much and in which every member present testified 
for her Lord and rededicated herself to the Lord. 

Our offering for the expense fund for September, 
October and November amounted to $21.68 and was 
sent to Miss Mabel Donaldson. We are taking up a 
special free will offering each month for Jewish Mis- 
sions and will turn it in when we have our Jewish Bible 
Conference at the church in June. 

We are now looking forward to our coming revival 
with Rev. William Steffler of Philadelphia as the evan- 
gelist and trust that our council members may be help- 
ful in bringing many to church, that they may hear 
and accept the Gospel. 

In the Master's Service, 
Waynesboro, W. M. C. 
Mrs. Harry Myers, Jr., Secretary 

Dear W. M. C. Friends: 

We have not sent any news from our Women's Mis- 
sionary Council of the First Brethren Church of Woos- 
ter, Ohio for a long time. In October, 1940 there was 
a meeting of the women of the First Brethren Church 
at which eleven signed the pledge cards and today we 
have nineteen members. One member has gone on to 
be with her Lord. 



We have our regular monthly meetings on the fourth 
Tuesday night of the month. We follow the topics in 
the Brethren Missionary Herald and have just about 
finished "Undaunted Hope," the life of James Gribble, 
as a little extra material for the meeting. 

At the December meeting we had fourteen members 
and two visitors present. The offerings for the last 
year were just about double those of the j'ear before. 

May the Lord continue to bless all the Women's Mis- 
sionary Councils all over the world! 

The Wooster W. M. C. 



WRITE TO THE MISSIONARIES 
By Mrs. C. B. Sheldon 

The government urges us to write to the boys in 
the armed forces and they tell us this is as necessary 
as butter and bullets. Every missionary could second 
this motion for "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is 
good news from a far country" (Prov. 25:25). 

Folks in the homeland so often forget the missionary 
because he is so far away. Someone has said that "love 
that cannot fly across the ocean has a broken wing." 
But, "It would take so long for a letter to go," is the 
frequent excuse, or sometimes they say, "The news 
would be so old." They forget that it is all new to the 
one in a distant land and just as welcome even if it is 
three months old. 

One council used to send every missionary a birth- 
day greeting. A lady who knew most of the mission- 
aries sent this letter and she would often write a note 
with it and sometimes enclose a handkerchief, church 
calendar, a good tract or interesting clipping. These 
letters were always appreciated and that council had 
a live contact with the missionaries. If any other coun- 
cil wanted to do something like this they could get a 
list of the missionaries and the dates of birth from Dr. 
Bauman's office. Ordinary letters should be sent three 
months ahead as the distance to travel is great. Let 
some of us write to the missionaries who are far from 
home, and write to them today. 



The Sudan Interior Mission has had more than 450 
safe passages to and from the field since the war be- 
gan, and already this year move than sixty have been 
sent forth. 



OVERCOMING JEALOUSY 

Have you gained the victory over the foes within 
you? There is jealousy. Would you overcome that? If 
jou are jealous of any one, do him some good turn. 
There is a fable of an eagle which was jealous of an- 
other that could outfly him. He saw a sportsman one 
day, and said to him, "I wish you would bring down 
that eagle." The sportsman replied that he would if he 
only had some feathers to put into his arrow. So 
the eagle pulled one out of his wing. The arrow was 
shot, but didn't quite reach the rival eagle; it was fly- 
ing too high. The envious eagle kept pulling out more 
feathers until he lost so many that he couldn't fly, and 
then the sportsraan turned around and killed him. 
My friend, if you are jealous, the only man you can 
hurt is yourself. — D. L. Moody. 



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Part of over 

2000 at a 

Sunday Morning 

Service at 

Batangafo 



liauca-lialaaxf^a^a lilLle Gcynj^en^ence 



By Mrs. Rose Foster 



During the month of May, Bouca and Batangafo en- 
joyed their third Bible Conference, with Brother Job- 
son the leader once and Brother Kliever twice. Bible 
conferences are not quite as well known in these two 
churches as in the others of the Mission because they 
have not had as many. However, the people are be- 
ginning to understand the importance of these con- 
ferences, and will naturally take more interest in them. 

May was rather late for a conference because the 
plantation work begins about that time, but Brother 
Kliever had been busy in the two fields that he was 
caring for and could not give us an earlier date. Then, 
too, they had planned to take the month of May for 
a much needed rest; thus the two events dovetailed. 
Kliever's had been on an extensive bush trip until just 
a few days before they were scheduled to arrive at 
Bouca. When we greeted them, they had every appear- 
ance of real "bushers"! 

After Brother Kliever had rested a few days at 
Bouca, the three men packed up bags and baggage 
and left for Batangafo. They (Kliever, Williams and 
Foster) were not able to occupy the rest house (which 
is ready to fall to the ground), so they all parked in 
the chapel which was plenty large enough to accommo- 
date them. It was partitioned off by blanket, duffle 
bags and clothes strung on a line tied from post to 
post. This gave the bedroom a little more privacy than 
the rest of the room, which was used as a living and 
dining room combined. When the missionaries occupy 
the chapel all meetings must be held under the blue 
sky. The only difficulty arises when the "blue" is 
covered by rain clouds. However, May usually is not a 
very rainy month, so it worked out all right. 

At both Bouca and Batangafo all the native workers 
came in from the chapel points where they labor. 
Some brought their wives and some came alone. The 



first day the conference opened, they did not seem to 
manifest very much interest. The second day they 
rubbed their "tired eyes," began to sit a little 
"straighter" and read their New Testaments with a 
little more zeal. 

By the third day they really were awake, sat on the 
edge of their seats, and were drinking in the truths 
from the Word. The fourth day when the conference 
closed, they wondered why it could not continue at least 
two weeks more. 

It seems this is a good description of a great many 
churches. The members attend the services but they 
are either asleep or their thoughts are on the things 
that they left outside. However, we believe the Breth- 
ren churches must be wide awake and are "sitting up 
straight" or they never would have been able to give 
such a marvelous Easter Offering. 

WILL YOU PRAY FOR OUR BIBLE CONFERENCES? 

1. That the missionaries themselves will be edified 
by the Word and fellowship with our Native Chris- 
tians. 

2. That the Native churches will grow in the Lord, 
realizing more and more the great responsibility 
that rests upon them to get the Gospel to the utter- 
most parts of the districts they are responsible for. 

3. That more Christians will yield their lives to the 
Lord for service. 

4. That through the influence of the Bible confer- 
ences there will be a rich ingathering of souls. 

5. That all will learn to lean on the Lord for every 
need, and be separated entirely from all of the old 
customs and habits. 

In His precious Name, 
Mrs. Rose Foster. 



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The Slite^dvoad 



MARCH 
THE CHALLENGE OF CHRIST IN A LIFE 
OF PRAYER 

JOHN 17 

Memory Verse — John 17:24 
SONG SERVICE 
SCRIPTURE— (Verses to be given out, and read 

by a number of girls. 1 Thess. 5:17; Matt. 6:6; 

Rom. 8:26; Jas. 5:13, 15, 16; Jer. 33:3; Matt. 

21:22; Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6; Luke 18:1. 

CIRCLE PRAYER 

DEVOTIONAL TOPIC— The Challenge of Christ 

in a Life of Prayer. 
MISSIONARY TOPIC— (Found on W. M. C. page). 
CHORUS— Saved to Tell Others. 
MISSIONARY BIOGRAPHY 
BUSINESS SESSION 
BENEDICTION 



PRAYER BOX 

1. Thank the Lord for the privilege of prayer. 

2. Pray for Mrs. Kennedy, our missionary in 
Africa. 

3. Pray for the Lord's continued blessing on 
Sisterhood work. 



Day by day I'll take my place, 

Prostrate at the throne of grace. 

As I seek my Father's blessing from on high; 

There, I'll cast my every care. 

Leave it at the place of prayer, 

And His peace and joy I'll share 

While He is nigh. 

There, V7ithin my close shut door, 

I my Lord will oft adore, 

Hid away from every vexing care and strife; 

His dear name I will repeat. 

As I worship at His feet, 

In my happy, blest retreat; 

He is my life. 



a^ MaMf G4ult ManHui 

NOTES: 

It has been a long, long time since we've had news 
from Sisterhood societies to print in the Herald. Surely 
your society has done something that would be inter- 
esting and helpful for other girls to read about. Why 
not share your news and suggestions with others'? 
Write this month to your secretary. 

In connection with your prayer requests, you may 
find it helpful to use a method tried by one society of 
praying definitely for our missionaries. Cards were 
made with the pictures and interesting facts about 
our missionaries in Africa and Argentina. Each girl 
takes a card home with her from the meeting and 
prays for that missionary for a month. She brings the 
card back to the next meeting and takes a new one. 
In this way, prayer is offered for each missionary 
every day. 



MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST 

Following are ten statements regarding the Breth- 
ren Missionary work. Only one of the words in par- 
enthesis wUl make the statement correct. See how 
many you can answer correctly before turning to the 

list of answers on page 

1. An early Brethren missionary field was in (Turkey, 
Japan, Persia). 



2. 



Missionary work was started in (Canada, Mexico, 
Africa) before the Argentine field was opened. 
(Dr. J. Allen Miller, Rev. A. V. Kimmell, G. W. 
Rench) served the greatest number of years as 
president of the Foreign Missionary Board. 
Argentina is about the size of (Alaska, India, Can- 
ada). 

(Rio Cuarto, Buenos Aires, Cabrera) is the center 
of our work in Argentina. 

In order to do effective work in Argentina, a mis- 
sionary must be proficient in (Portuguese, Span- 
ish, French). 

The greatest hindrance to the work in Argentina 
is (illiteracy, unsettled political conditions, 
Catholicism) . 

The Brethren African field is about the size of the 
state of (Texas, South Dakota, West Virginia). 
Our first station in Africa was established at 
(Yaloke, Bassai, Bozoum). 

About (50, 200, 500) native workers assist in the 
work in Africa. 

(An.swers on page 88) 



LIVING EPISTLES 

"Do you do any literary work?" asked a neighbor of 
a mother. 

"Yes," she replied "I am writing two books." 

"What are their titles?" 

" 'John' and 'Mary,' " she answered. "My business is 
to write upon the minds and hearts of my children the 
lessons that they shall never forget." — C. C. D. 



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Mv. and Mrs. James S. Gribble and daughter, Mar- 
guerite, together with Miss Estella Myers and Miss Mae 
Snyder, on the S. S. "City of Cairo," en route to "The 
Heart of Africa"— the original Bretijren party which 
sailed from New Orleans, January 7, 1918. 

"The first station was opened at Bassai, near Bozoum, 
after three years of waiting and importunate prayer." 



1 he first victory for Christ in French Equatorial 
Africa, at least the first one that we know anything 
about, was wen early in the year of 1921. We are all 
more or less familiar with the three years it took to 
win that battle against the powers of darkness. Untold 
hardships, sickness, discouragement, yes, even death, 
were a part of the battle. But when James S. Gribble 
cabled from that part of dark Africa, "Permission 
granted. Hallelujah", that Hallelujah must have been 
echoed in heaven. 

Since that time there have been many victories. 
None of them have been easy. Six other graves have 
been added to the one that was made before that first 
victory. Perhaps some of the greatest victories were 
recognized as such by God alone. We feel utterly in- 
competent to deal with a subject which only God can 
measure, but it is our purpose to bring before you a 
little review in the form of quotations from mission- 
ary letters and writings. 

VICTORY IN PERSONNEL 

"So when the smoke of battle had cleared away, 
there stood the pioneer, alone, with no earthly com- 
panion, to enter in and possess the land. Alone he had 
seen the vision, alone he entered in. And by the close 
of 1921, four years after leaving the homeland, the first 
station was established — BASSAI.' So is recorded in 
"The Hand Book of Missionary Facts." the beginning of 
our work in Africa. Since that time 36 persons have 
labored in Africa, under The Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety of the Brethren Church. We realize that to those 
who have sesn the awful need that may seem like a 
small victcry, but if it is, we know it is not the fault 
of our faithful missionaries or of our bountiful God 
"Who always causes us to triumph." Our prayers 
should have thrust them forth. 



cv 






Today, in spite of war conditions that have closed 
many mission fields, and that are holding back some 
ten cr twelve of our missionaries who are ready to go, 
we have nineteen missionaries on the field. Six of 
these are men. There have never been more there at 
one time. True, furloughs are long past due, but they 
are there and, from latest reports, able to serve. Surely 
that merits another "Hallelujah." 

VICTORY OVER SIN 

Statistics published a year ago report over 3.000 
Christians in the Oubangui-Chari Mission. Another 
3,000 were enrolled in the inquirers' class. That makes 
a goodly number of stars for each missionary crown. 
We wonder if James Gribble can see them, as we re- 
call this cry from his heart: 



3^ Mfii. QUafiUl Maifel 



"As I push on from one pioneer field to another 
without seeing the harvest at points which I leave — I 
can only say. I will not ask for a seat at the right hand 
or left hand of Jesus in Heaven — I will only ask to sit 
at the gate and see the redeemed of the Lord come in 
from those parts of central Africa where I have been 
privileged to be a pioneer missionary." 

In 1938 Mabel Crawford Hamilton wrote from Bassai, 
Africa: "On Tuesday morning, we had baptism at the 
little creek at the bottom of our mountain. I dismissed 
school at recess so we could all go. The place chosen 
was between high rocks on which we sat. It was 
beautiful, with little falls above where they were being 
baptized. Jean Noatemo (a native evangelist) offici- 
ated, with Brother Jobson looking on. I'm so glad the 
native church is taking hold. The time has to come 
when the missionary isn't even a shadow in the back- 
ground, if we are to expect the church to become in- 
digenous, and not merely an importation imposed upon 
the people. There were twenty baptized. 

"On Wednesday morning, we had communion with 
206 in attendance. It was a very blessed service to us 
all. At the close of the service, a baby was dedicated. 
The note of interest in the thing was that she (named 



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THRILLING REVIEW OF BRETHREN MISSIONARY ENDEAVOR IN THE 

DARK CONTINENT 



Marguerite, by the way) was the infant daughter of 
one of the men who were in the first baptized group 
almost sixteen years ago. It was a real support to our 
own faith, when we see so many of the early converts 
no longer walking with us, to realize that not all have 
turned away." 

About the same time Miss Emmert wrote — "At 
Guezell where Mr. Bennett was buried so many years 
ago, we found Roger, a school boy, and Gaston, a con- 
vert, who had been preaching in five near-by villages. 
The reading class has been discontinued because the 
children had been forced to make the round trip of 
twenty-five miles to the miner's camp twice a week 
with baskets of flour on their heads. 

We were gladdened by the conversion of chief 
Guezeli's son. In the past he had often beaten those 
who wanted to go to the preaching services, but now 
he sees that the gospel is here to stay and will outlive 
them all; it is not a passing craze as he had thought, 
so he has come to believe in the Lord as his Saviour, 
too." 

Later on, Dr. Taber wrote — "Dekonou is one of 
strongest evangelists. By that I do not mean one of 
the best educated, nor one with spiritual nature en- 
dowments, nor an eloquent preacher. In all these di- 
rections he is mediocre. But I meap one conscious of 
his divine calling, who has a vision of his God-ap- 
pointed task, and works at it 24 hours a day; one of 
the few who sees the incompatibility between the ways 
of the his forefathers and the way of the cross, and 
who preaches and practices without flinching the 
way of the cross; one of the strongest in standing out 
against the superstitions and practices of his brethren 
according to the flesh." 

The work among the women has always been diffi- 
cult, and for years it seemed almost impossible to reach 
them, so the victories described in these excerpts from 
letters written by Mrs. Kennedy are cause for special 
rejoicing. 

Bekcro, French Equatorial Africa: "My heart's 
just full and running over! If it didn't run over, it 
would burst. . . . Some time ago Brother Morrill asked 
me if I would go to the villages and teach the women, 
or, that is. try to reach the women in the villages. I 
was willing, so four nights a week I visited four differ- 
ent villages, one visit a week to each village. Today I 
started with fear and trembling, and what a glorious 
day it has been! The station women had all made 
a confession some time ago, so we just reconsecrated 
our lives to the Lord, and every one was willing. This 
afternoon, all the little girls present expressed their de- 
sire to accept the Lord. We dealt with each one separ- 
ately, after explaining as simply as we could the way 
of salvation. Some folks may be skeptical — have been 
myself, and a little doubt lingers yet, but am praying 



that the Lord will give me faith to believe that He is 
able to save and keep them. 

"Have been having a wonderful time with the 
women. Since the 8th of November, over seventy-five 
have accepted the Lord as their Saviour. They come to 
church every Sunday and seem quite in earnest. One 
old lady, who is considered the mother of the village, 
accepted the Lord several weeks ago, discarding her 
medicines and praying sticks. Now the rest of the 
women in that village are saying if she gives up all 
her wickedness, then they too want to accept this 
Jesus. Two weeks after she accepted the Lord she 
brought another old lady, and the minute I got there, 
she said, 'This one wants to accept the Lord too.' I 
saw them at church yesterday, their faces just beam- 
ing. The men are getting stirred up about it. too. If 
the women all accept the Lord, there won't be anyone 
to make the men's beer for them. They consider beer- 
drinking a very great sin. There sems to be a great 
interest for the gospel, and we praise the Lord for it. " 

"One of the outstanding cases among the women is 
that of the mother of one of the chiefs. She had met 
with us several times but, seemingly, always under the 
influence of drink. She always caused a little disturb- 
ance, more or less, when present. Then one day she 
came and sat right close to us. We didn't know at the 
time just what her idea was; but, she listened very at- 
tentively, and would repeat that which we were trying 
to pass on to them. At the close of the service she 
expressed her desire to accept the Lord as her Saviour. 

"The following week, as soon as we arrived at the 
village, we saw her coming, bringing another old lady 
with her. She could hardly wait to be seated, to tell 
me that this one wanted to accept the Lord too. Both 
of their faces were just beaming with joy. That very 
day, not only the second old lady, but four other 
women, accepted the Lord as their personal Saviour. It 
seemed so unusual, I couldn't help but wonder about 
it. Later the push men told me that the first old lady 
had given up praying to her idols and said she was 
praying to God alone. The other women of the village 
said if she does that then they want to accept this 
same Jesus, too. Since then she has brought another 
old lady and several of the other women have brought 
one, making five old ladies who have accepted the Lord 
in that village. From all appearances they are very 
happy in the Lord, and from all reports they seem to 
be bearing a real testimony in the village." 

VICTORY OVER IGNORANCE 

At each of the six stations vernacular classes are 
conducted so that the natives may learn to read God's 
Word in their own language. Besides this, there are two 
French schools and, best of all, the Bozoum Bible 
School where African preachers are in the making. 
(Continued on page 83) 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



The Challenge of Christ in a Life of Prayer 



F or this lesson we study John, Chapter 17, and that's 
concerning the Challenge of Christ in a Life of Prayer. 
Please read the entire chapter. We often speak of the 
"Our Father" prayer as the Lord's Prayer, but it isn't. 
This 17th Chapter of John is really the Lord's Prayer, 
in that Jesus Himself prayed it. 

JESUS PRAYED! 

If Jesus prayed, so ought we. I don't know the time 
of day when Jesus prayed this beautiful prayer; it 
may have been in the morning. Jesus so often went 
out while it was yet a great while before day and 
prayed. The best time to look into the face of Jesus 
in prayer is in the morning before we have looked into 
the face of any other; the best time to speak to Him is 
before any other person hears our voice. There's a 
secret of sweet fellowship in talking to Jesus in the 
early morning. Ralph S. Cushman so beautifully tells 
of it. 

He says: 

I met God in the morning 

When my day was at its best, 
And his presence came like sunrise, 

Like a glory in my breast. 

All day long the Presence lingered. 

All day long He stayed with me. 
And we sailed in perfect calmness 

O'er a very troubled sea. 

Other ships were blown and battered, 

Other ships were sore distressed, 
But the winds that seemed to drive them 

Brought us peace and rest. 

Then I thought of other mornings. 

With a keen remorse of mind, 
When I too had loosed the moorings 

With the Presence left behind. 

So I think I know the secret. 
Learned from many a troubled way: 

You must seek Him in the morning 
If you want Him through the day! 

JESUS PRAYED TO THE FATHER 

There was such close fellowship between the Eternal 
Father and the Lord Jesus Christ that Jesus in our 
Bible Lesson prays, "That they all may be one; as 
thou. Father, art in me, and I in thee." It would be 
only natural that being in such close fellowship, Jesus 



would want to talk to the heavenly Father. Well, when 
Jesus has redeemed us and we are children of God, 
then we are just as close to the Father as Jesus is. We 
too will want to talk to God. All people who are in 
unbroken fellowship with God will want to talk with 
Him, and talking with God is prayer. 

JESUS LIFTED UP HIS EYES TO HEAVEN 

That was because the Father is in Heaven. Blessing 
comes only from heaven; God gives it. It takes con- 
fidence to look up to heaven and ask of God, and it is 
faith when we do it. God hears and answers prayer — 

If radio's slim fingers 

Can clutch a melody from the night. 
If the white notes of a violin 

Are blown across the mountain or city din. 
If songs, like crimson roses. 

Are culled from this pure air — 
Why should mortals wonder 

If God hears our prayer. 



JESUS USED WORDS WHEN HE PRAYED 

Many people seem to pray with just prayer thoughts. 
Well, the one who is writing this has found that he 
can only really pray when he uses words. It helps so 
much, even when we pray in secret, to pray aloud. We 
don't need do it to make God hear, for He knows the 
things we have need of even before we ask Him; but 
we do need to do it so that our minds will not wander. 



JESUS PRAYED FOR US 

He said, "I pray for them." Jesus is here thinking 
of those in His day. His disciples and followers. You 
will remember He prayed especially for Peter when 
the devil was trying so hard to defeat Peter's 
life. But later Jesus said, "Neither pray I for these 
alone, but for them also which shall believe on me 
through their word," In this prayer, Jesus is looking 
down through the ages, and praying for all believers 
in the future from His day. I'm so happy that Jesus 
did pray for all who believe on His Name. That means 
He prayed for me. We're all so weak that we need the 
eternal Son of God to pray for us. The Scriptures teach 
that He is now at the right hand of God praying, 
interceding, for us. 



FEBRUARY 12, 1944 



BRETHREN HOME MISSIONS COUNCIL 



HOME MISSIONS COUNCIL 
THANKS W. M. C. 

Owing to the acute printing paper shortage 
which virtually prohibits extra pages in the 
Brethren Missionary Herald, the financial report 
of the Home Missions Council is being carried in 
this W. M. C. number — instead of the regular 
Home Missions Number, which did not have suffi- 
cient space to carry it. The Home Missions Coun- 
cil wishes to thank the W. M. C. for this courtesy. 



Pfc. .Joyce Strout. Suniiyside, Wash 

C. H. Bussert. Sunnysule, Wash 

Mrs. Baer and the Miller family. Bearer City, Nebr. . . 

Lee Crist. Ben Lipren Bo^-s School, Ashyille, N. C 

Mrs. Nora Bamhial, Santa' Monica, Calif 

Mrs. Emma At^vood. Lincoln, Nebr 

Mrs. Georgians S. Proud, (heciuest) 

Mrs. Seltha Dawson. Slaiion, Ind 

Mr$. Addie M. Cole, PhilUpsbuirg, N. J 

James Beadle. Mapleville. Md 

Mrs. Kent, Wakanisa, Ind 

Ruth Kent. Wakarusa, Ind 

Edith H. Hall, WiHiamsport, Pa 

Mrs. Alice B. Vanator, Warsaw, lud 

Mrs. Anna Bums, MiUedgeville, 111 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coover, Harbor Springs, Mich 

Mrs. H. S. Bnslow, Ottawa. Kans 

R. R. Boon, Durham, CaUf 

Mrs. Wambold, Goshen, Ind 

Mrs. Seltha Dawson, Marion, Ind 

Dr. and Mrs. .T. W. Tibbals, Panora, Iowa 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Pearce and family. Hays, Kans. . . 

Mirs Grace M Hurley. Suncl, Calif 

John S. Sparks, Jamestown, Ohio . . . 

Fred Wescott, Seattle, Wash 

Mrs. R. V. Aspinwall, Freeport, 111 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Melton, Texark^n^. Texas 

Mrs. Ed. Wamock, Bristol, Ind ' 

Mrs. Sarah C. Toder, Covina, CaUf 

James E. MiUer, Shannon. Ill 

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Miller. Shannon. Ill 

Effie A. Senseman, Tippecanoe City. Ohio 

Mrs. J. F. Sulton. Bellaire. Ohio 

ICattie Miller, Twin Falls, Idaho 

Ruth Hannah, Turlock, CaUt 

E. Melba S'ingley, Portis, Kansas 

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Long, Waterloo, Iowa 

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Heltman, Oakland, Cahf 

W. R. Ronemous, Charleston. S. C 

Mr. and Mra. R. F. McBride, Troy, Ohio 

Grace Brethren Church, Huntington, Ind 

Doris \. Bunch, Lake'nlle, Ind 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph FUckinger. Lanark, lU 

Dwight FUckinger, Lanark, III 

Helen L. Seibert, Beatrice, Ni^braska 

irrs. Belle Stoner. Morrill, Kansas 

Mrs. Nellie Kistner, Morrill, Kansas 

Grace Brethren Church, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Aeby 35.00 

Jlr, and Mrs. Forrest Black 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Goodman 5.00 

Peggy Ann Black 2.50 

Mrs. R. E. Engel 1.00 

.Simday School 3.35 

First Brethren Church, Beaver City, Nebp. 

G. J, Ackerman 5.00 

Mrs. Myrtle Little 5 00 

Mrs. Alin Cass 5.00 

Mrs. Lucy Beeler and Family 5 00 

Mrs. Ida Canfield g.OO 

Pvt. Harold Inman 5 00 

C. D. Miller g'oo 

Sunday School 3.85 

Msc 14.00 



Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Royer, Morrill, I 
Suzanne Royer, Morrill, Kansas . . 
Chestnut Ridge Sunday School, .\n 
Mrs. Ben Weaver, Nappanee, Ini 
Mr. and Mrs. Laural T. Hedges 
Bethel Brethren Church, Berne Inc 



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10.00 



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5.00 
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5.00 

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5.00 
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3.00 

10.00 
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10.00 

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15.00 
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100.00 

-150.00 

5.00 

15.00 

8.40 

10.00 

85.00 

40.00 

100.00 

5.00 

5.00 



First Brethren Church, Cheyenne, Wyo. 

F. W. Garber 5.00 

Grace Garber 5.00 

Albert Curtright 5.00 

Viola Curtright 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. K. White 25.00 

Jacob Hamisli 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Achiles 2.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cox 5.00 

Misc 3.00 

Lucetta A. Hibbs, Pittsburgh. Pa 

Elaine Shuniaker, Ridgeley, W. Va 

Brethren Faith Tabernacle, Camden, Ohio 

E. E. Flora 1.00 

Mrs. S. Lowman 5.00 

Rev S. Lowman 25.00 

Blva Hickman .50 

John Doe (Clayhole) 1.00 

Opal Hardy 6.00 

Melba Hardy 2.00 

Birthday Box 13.00 

Sunday School 7.00 

Misc 6.90 

Mary Etta Cames, Toledo. Ohio 

Roy and Warren Bowser, New Kensington, Pa 

Dessie M. Hanna, MtUedgeyille, 111 

Beaver City, Nebr. W. M. C 

Ghent Brethren Church, Roanoke, Va 

Mr. and Mrs. Weimer. Remington, Va 

Barbara Musser, Napp.uiee Ind 

Mrs. WiU Elliott, MorriU, ' Kans 

Portis Brethren Church, Perils, Kansas 

Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Gainer 150.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brumbaugh 75.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Brumbaugh 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clay DooUttle 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Angell 20.00 

Rev. Paul A. Davis and family 17.25 

W. L. Brumbaugh 15.00 

Charlie KnoU 16.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Boomer 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Monroe 14.50 

Mrs. Etta Smith 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Yorgcnsen 10.00 

Belle Thompson 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rouse 7.00 

Edward Wolf 5.00 

Walt Bodge 5.00 

Dean O. Brumbaugh 6.50 

Mrs. L. W. Goodenow 5.00 

Avis Arlene RoUins 4.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Disney 5.00 

Wilma L. KolUns 5.00 

Chairles Elmer Angell 5.00 

Maggie and Bmma Peterson 5.00 

Mrs. Alma Gentzler 5.00 

Bar! Paul Davis 6.30 

True Blue Class 5.75 

Girls Class 4.61 

Basement 9.65 

Gifts less than $5.00 22.96 

Mrs. Bonnie T. .ishton, West Alexandria, Oliio 

Mrs. Avery Kline, KalvestJ, Kans 

Edith R. Hall. WiUiamsbiirg, Pa 

Grace Brethren Church, Roann, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Anderson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Baker 10.00 

Mrs. Ares Flora and Ethel 5.00 

Mr. and Sirs. Clyde Pries 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Schrock 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hood 30.00 

Charles B. Baker 35.00 

Sidney Brethren Church. Sidney, Ind. 

Rev. and Mrs. Louis Engle 10.00 

Blma Bngle 5.00 

Jerry Engle 5.00 

Lowell Lee Engle 5.00 

Tommy Ray Engle 5.00 

Mc and Mrs. Clifford Sellers 20.00 

Richard Sellers 10.00 

Mr, and Mrs. Merl Heckman 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Locke 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. WUlJam Boyer 5.00 

Mrs. Grace Sellers 25.00 

Clayton Brethren Church, Clayton, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Landis 10.00 

Miss LUHan Landis 5.00 

JCr. and Mrs. Charles Loffman 5,00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. R. Shank 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Siefer 50.00 

Jliss Nancy Siefer 5.00 

Bhzabeth Siefer 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth Waymire 10.00 

Mrs. Emma Weaver 1.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Whiting 10.00 

Women's Bible Class 5.00 

Mrs. Henry Zeisert 2.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Zei-'ert 10.00 

Mrs. Mary E. Smith, Akron, Ohio 



67.40 
5.00 

30.00 

30.00 

7.00 

900.00 

10.00 
6.00 
5.00 



509.52 

40.00 

3.00 

5.00 



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First Brethren Church, Clay City, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Oberholtzer 25. ( 

Sunday School 25.1 

Rev. and Mrs. RandaU Rossman l"-l 

Miss Joe L. Morris 1"' 

Ruth B. Kentschler 10 ' 

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Luther IJ;' 

Mr. and Mis. Megenhardt '■' 

Mr. and Mrs. Ricliard Hayman 5-1 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Roiish 5.( 

Martha and Norma Gene Ohillson 5.1 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schepper 5.1 

Donald Rossman 5.1 

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Leohr o-* 

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Backfish 2.1 

Mrs. Bessie Long l-J 

George R. Long ^•'• 

Lois K. Long !•' 

Geneva Hockstettler 1' 

C. U. Klingler 1-' 

Mrs. Martha Btinton 1' 

Christian Home Builders Class S.l 

Ever Welcome Class <>■' 

WUUngworkers Class 5.< 

Friendship Bible Class 5.1 

PeaceflU Workers 5.( 



Pleasant Grove Brethren Church, Williamsburg, 

Mr. and ^fra. John .Myers 1 

Mr. and Mrs. rhvight Entold 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller 

Mr. and Mrs. August Siefker 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Miller 

Mr. and Mrs. Clafa Faos 

Mr. Bill Craw and family 

Gail and Winnie Davis 

SEr. and Mrs. Willis Lovrn 

John Siefker 

Fred Smith 

Mrs, S. Werdlieka 

En\-in Lotz 



00.00 

1.00 

20.00 

10.00 

10.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

2.00 

2.00 

1.00 

1.00 



First Brethren Church, Portis, Kans. additional 

Clarence Akers 

Mr. and Mrs. William Gross, Eau Clair, Wis 

W. A. Bunch, Lakevillc. Ind 

Mrs. Delia Plummer. Lakcville. Ind 

First Brethren Church, Compton, Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bookout 5.00 

Francis Bradley 3.00 

Mr. and Mib. W. L, Bradley 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Brisby 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Brown 10.00 

Jack and Helen Brown 5.00 

Clara M. Brj-an 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Carpenter 20.00 

Mrs. Chick 3.00 

Mrs. .ilTina Colburn 5.00 

Rev. Ralph Colburn 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Durrell 5.00 

Mrs. Effie Eshelman 2.00 

Mrs. E. Hopper 5.00 

B. C. Jackson 1.00 

Mrs. Martha Mize 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Scofield 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Skinner 25.00 

Leslie Skinner 5.00 

PhylKs Skinner 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Smith 15.00 

Mrs. E. W. Simpson 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Thompson 20.00 

Sunday School 167.67 

Misc 58.47 



First Brethren Church, Compton, Calif, (special fund 
for Jacl< and Helen Brown) 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Adams 5.00 

Francis Bradley 2.00 

Mr. .Tiid Mrs. C. L. Brishv 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs C. L. Durrell 5.00 

Jlr. and Mrs. Glenn Scofield 5.00 



5.00 
2.00 
3.00 
10.00 



First Brethren Church, Dallas Center, Iowa 

Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Gring 

Anna B. Rou 

^Ir. and Mrs. Henry Supan 

Mr. and Mrs. I. W. H,!rr 

Louise Fitz 

Mr. and Mrs. Austin Peitzman 

Mr. and MJrs. Ralph IMorgan 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Rcyer 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Lloyd Wenger 

Rev. and Mrs. James S. Cock 

5£r. and Mrs. Jess DeBoest 

Mrs. Ida Good 

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hoover 

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Grief 

5Ir. and Mrs. Don Becker 

Mrs. Mary Robinson 

Mrs. Margaret Webster and family 

Mr. and Mrs. Noah Ha-nbaker 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Carter 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Deemy 

Naomi Carroll 

Irene Deemy 

Addie Perkins 

Jean Carter 

Clifford Wineland 

David Cook . . : 

Mrs. Harry Randale 

Esther ,Tane Randale 

Junior ,Sunday School 1 

Flo Justice 

Minnie Miller 

Donald Hoover 

Mrs. Melba .Singley, Portis, Kans 

Bethel Brethren Church. Young Peoples Class, Berne, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Davis, Altoona, Pa 

Samuel Hammond, .\ltonna Pa 

Red Hill Brethren Church, Red Hill, Va. 

Rod Hill Ladies Aid 1 

Rev. Richard Blough 

Misc 



5.00 

25.00 

25.00 

5.00 

15.00 

15.00 

10.00 

20.00 

5.00 

5.00 

3.00 

5.00 

10.00 

20.00 

5.00 

5.00 

3.00 

2.00 

2.00 

2.00 

2.00. 



Huntington Brethri 



Cln 



ch, Huntington, Ind. additional 



Grace Brethren Church. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 

Ml-, and Jlrs. W. D. Braucher 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Hancock 10 00 

Rev. R. M. Ward 5.00 

Jlr. and Mis. O. S. Rupert 5.00 

Mrs. Grace Morris 5.00 

Mrs. Anna V. Goodenberger 5.00 

The Smith family 5.00 

Earle R. Cole 10.00 

Sliirley and Robert;! Robertson .50 

Vemard Holsinger 15.00 

Sunday School 10.40 



310 S5 

1.00 

13.05 

5.00 

1.00 



First Brethren Church, Rittman, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Armstrong 43.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blatter 25.00 

Eula Blatter 23.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Blatter 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Blatter 7.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Herl Brickel 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. William Brown 17.00 

Mrs. Clair Brickel 5.00 

Mrs. James Bruny 5.00 

Mr. Paul Caster 35.00 

Mrs. J. Paul Dowdy 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fix 14.00 

Pvt. and Mrs. Charles Gammell 6.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Ord Gehman 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hoover (Cuyahoga Fa!:s) 35.00 

Gladys Hoover 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Atlu Hosteller 20.00 

Betty Hosteller 5.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Houck 25.00 

Ensign Richard Houck 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Verle Hosier 62.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Km^kler 32.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Ora Lance 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Land s 38.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C Moine 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Moomaw 55:00 

Mr and Mrs. T. E. Slaybaugh 32.00 

Eldine Walter 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Walter 8.00 

H. S. C. E. (Oujahoga Falls) 8.00 

Misc 21.40 

Jr. C. E 5.00 



Sidney Brethren Church, Sidney, Ind. (additional) 

Mt. and Mrs. Sam Smith 10.00 

First Brethren Church, Danville, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Conrad 100.00 

Rev. and Mm. Herman Baerg 18.00 

Delores Baerg 5.00 

Richard Baerg 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Rooa Mageis and Son 30.00 

Wilma and Nellie Magers 25.00 

Mrs. Hugh Banbury 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Basil McEuoy 10.00 

L. A. Wolford and family 6.00 

Mrs. Edith Cly and Hazel 2.00 

Mrs. Sinia Wheaton 1.00 

JLr. and Mrs. Kenneth Winttrringer 1.00 

Mrs. Savina Arnlwlt 1.00 

A Friend 1.00 

Gerald Polman 5.00 



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Portis Brethren Church, Portis, Kans. additional 

L. W. Stewart 

Mrs. W. J. Frost 



McKee Brethren Church. McKee, Pa. 

Louis Homey 2.00 

Primary Class 5.00 

Sylvia Playton , 3.00 

Annabella Jane Gre^nleaf >. . v 5.00 

Kings Daughters Class . . .t. 6.40 

Jr. GirJj Class 10.00 

Beginners Class 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Van Omian 10.00 

Mr. and Mre. W. W. Wtrtman 10.00 



LIstle Brethren Church, Lfstle, Pa. 

Mr. EusseU Beech 7.70 

Mr. and Mra. Glenn Beech and family 5.27 

Mr. and Mr.i. Ira Blough 65.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. F. IVledline 8.00 

Mrs. Mary Hanier 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Heist and family 18.10 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hottlc and family 26.11 

Mr. Leland Larmon 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lnrman 9.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Mailer and family 5.92 

Helen Miller 8.15 

Vernon Miller 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Mostcller 5.00 

Sirs. Melda Paxton and Sons 10.85 

Rev. and Mrs. Phillip Simmons IT. 60 

Mrs. Fannie Shaffer and family 5.92 

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and family . , 5.50 

Dorothy Trent 10.75 

Vivian Urban 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zeigler and family 6.85 

Misc 73.35 

Finst Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa 

FIr-t Brethren Church. Ankenytown, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Guthrie 

Mrs. Harriet Kimmel, Falls City. Nebr 

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Crush. Falls City. Nebr 

Mi. and Mrs. H. J. Pricharil. Falls City. Nebr 

Vernon Brethren Church, Limestone, Tenn. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Armentrout 50.00 

M. D, .\rnold 25.00 

Leslia Arnold 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brobeck .', 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Grimm 10 00 

Mr. and Mr.s. S. H. Henry ...'.'. 10^00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jabe 5 00 

Rev. R. H. Kettell 15 00 

Mrs. J. M. Mongold §30 

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. .McCracken ' ')5'oO 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde E. Miller 5^00 

Howard McCracken o 00 

Mary Pence '..'''.'. 10o!oO 

Begmners Class g 00 

Adult C. E goo 

^"s» 21.70 



Summit Mills Brethren Church, Summit Mills. Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Firl 14 20 

Mary W. Yoder ' ' g'^i 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Firl "0 00 

Mrs. Russell Yoder "7.00 

Mrs. Homer Lindeman 7^40 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brenneraan and family 2801 

Leona Firl ' 15 OO 

Mrs. Ruth McKenzic . . . 7 j)0 

Ethel Firl . . . . 8 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Grew and family ............ 35^00 

Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Yoder and family . . "l 00 

Mrs. Ralph Nicholson 700 

Mrs. Ellen Heromings and family • . ■ ■ . ^^'q^ 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kcim 1" 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Urias Firl J'oO 

Mr. Carl Firl g'oo 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur I.ichty 50 00 

Mrs. Annie Miller \ g'oo 

Mary E. Miller 10 On 

Stella Schrock '.'.'.'.'. gOO 

Pern Firl ' ' g'oo 

Mrs. Fred Baker 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Slyvester Maust 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Brenncman lo!oO 

Mr. and Mrs. Park Brenneman 1000 

Sunday School Offering . . . 4 54 

Misc '.'.".'.]"' 15 29 

Verne Stuber. Sharpsville, Ind 

W. M. C. Central Distri;;. (additional for Ky. Col. room) 



345.7.5 

11.82 

5.00 



Aleppo Brethren Church, Aleppo, Pa. 

Sunday School 50.00 

Rev. and Mrs. WilMam Gray 25.00 

Jtr. and Mrs. WilUam Cook 104.00 

Mrs. Ida 9.00 

Mrs. George Reed 3.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. King 2.00 

Mr. WilUam J. Barnhart 1.00 

Frank Reed 1.00 

Mrs. John Ross 1.00 

Birthday offering 6.05 

Christian Endeavor 10.00 



First Brethren Church, Dayton, Ohio 

(special fund fop North Rlverdale) 

Kev. and Mrs. W. J. Barnhart 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell 6.00 

Florence Carter 11.50 

Mr. and Mrs. O. Earl Diehl 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Edwards 21.00 

Mr. Lewis Forsythe 22.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grubbs 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Grubbs 10.00 

Emma Gearhart 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Hacker 5.00 

Ethel Jenkins 10.00 

Mr. and Jlrs. Dewey Long 17.00 

Primary Dept 7.00 

Elra Perry 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schaeff 8.00 

Mrs. W. C. Teeter and Grace Buck 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Trissel 26.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Herchel Utz 5.00 



First Brethren Church, Dayton, Ohio 
(special fund fop MIddletown. O.) 

Rev. and Mrs. R. D. Barnard 9.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bolender 5.00 

Cradle Roll Dept 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Francis 5.00 

Mrs. Ethel Jenkins 5.00 

Mr. and MrB. Henry Schoeff 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Towner 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Utz 10.00 



First Brethren Church, Tracy, Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Lehman 75.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Coykendall 20.00 

Frank Coykendall 25.00 

.Time Lehman 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lehman 10.00 

AUce Wampler 10.00 

Cpl. Warren A. Coykendall 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Clary 5.00 

F. B. Stutzman 5.00 

Mrs. H L. Coykendall 5.00 

John W. Coykendall 5.00 

Ramon E. Coykendall 5.00 

Mrs. Roy Ferguson 3.00 

Naomi Reed 1.00 

First Brethren Church, Ankenytown. Ohio. 

Miss Donna Bechtel 10.00 

Mrs. Florence Bechtel 5.00 

Mr. Harry Bechtel 5.00 

Mrs. BeEfe Leedy lOiOO 

John Leedy 5.00 

Richard Leedy 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Merrin 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shira 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moses 5.00 

Mre. Tessa Brubaker 10.00 

Mrs. George Cone 5.00 

Rev. George Cone 5.00 

George Cone, Jr 5.00 

Paul Cone 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Curie 15.00 

Edna Hardman 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wiliam Cook 25.00 

Misc 7.00 

Rev. and Mrs. F. G. Coleman, Akron, Ohio 

Carlton Brethren Church, Garwin, Iowa 

Lawrence .Judge 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Parks 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Tliurston 10.00 

Congregation 10.00 

Sunday School 10.00 

W. M. C 5.00 

Junior and Senior C. E 6.00 

Marion Thurston 5.00 

Cecil Wallen 6.00 

Mrs. Charles Egger ...... 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Lowry 25.00 

Misc 28.56 



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Main Street Brethren Church, Meyersdale, Pa. 

Miss Vema Sieener 7.20 

Jliss Gertrade Schuck 6.00 

Miss Leila Schuck 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Hil.xrj- Sclmck 8.00 

Mis. Grace A. Kke 12.00 

Mrs. Phln. Conjpton 5.00 

Mrs. .Tohn Bittner 5.00 

Miss Virginia Tressler 15.00 

Albert S. Meyers family 20.00 

.T. L. Tressler family 12.00 

Rer. and Mrs. O. A. Lorenz 50.00 

G. G. Bowman family T.OO 

Elias W. Fike 5.00 

Mrs. Ada Lorentz 35.00 

Mrs. Frieda McCombia 5.00 

Mrs. Moyd Forrest family 10.01 

M. L. Barber famUy 20.00 

N. E. Miller 5.00 

.Tohn I. Meyers family 19.00 

Margaret Deist 19.00 

Charlotte Forney 5.00 

Mrs. Annie HUlIer 5.00 

Ross J. Weimer 5.00 

Edward Hiilegas family 26 00 

Mrs. .S. S. Rickard 5.00 

W. C. Rickard family 6.00 

Rev. K. B. Ashman family 16 00 

Walter Fike family 8.20 

Emma Bowman 15.00 

Allen Compton family 12.14 

Lewis Deist family 5.43 

Harry Knepper family 12.60 

Ham- Harris family 6.03 

Ifr. and Mrs. M. H. Bowser 10.00 

.\. AV. Poorbangh family 5.00 

Mrs. E. M. Bowser 5.00 

William West family 12.00 

Mrs. Orpha M. Meyers 25,00 

Homer Maust Family 5.00 

Mrs. Irene Siegner family 5.00 

.Tames Austin famfly 6.00 

rhristian Endeavor 15.00 

Primary Dept 10.00 

Misc 70.66 

Leon Brethren Church, Leon, Iowa 

Gaylord Larson 5 00 

Manchester Bn.tliers 5 00 

Angie M. Garher 5.00 

Mrs. M. E. Xewlin 5 00 

Martin Xewlin, .Tr 5.00 

Elizabeth McMorris 10.00 

Imogene Frost 10.00 

M. E. Newlin 5.00 

Mur.Ton Nayor 5.00 

Mrs. .\ddie Chimber 13,25 

Mr. and Mrs. Miles Tabsr 15.00 

B»tty Taber 5.00 

Helen Taber 5,00 

Rose Taber 5.00 

Mrs. .Tcbn Goodman 5.00 

Mcs. Clyde Peckering 5 00 

Darlene Peckering 5.00 

Calvin Ryan 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cowles 10 00 

Jr. C. E 405 

.Sunday School Birthday offering 10.38 

Congregation 76,54 

R. R. Boon. Durham. Oalif 

First Brethren Church, Peru, Ind 

Rita .4nastasco 1 00 

.Simday School Banks . . . . 17.7(1 

Rev. and Mrs. Hammers 15.00 

Mrs. George E. Pepper 5 00 

Herbert Pepper 5 00 

3- M- c ::::::::;::::::; 5:00 

MlSC go 

First Brethren Church. Lons Beach. Calif 

Brethren Bible Class, Middletown, Ohio 

First Brethren Church, Compton, Calif, (additional) , . 
Clayhole Brethren Church, Clayhole, Ky. 

Ruth and Stanley Austerman 20 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ashford "s 00 

French Combs, Sr '.''.* j'gQ 

Charles Combs '.'.'.'..'.'.'.'. 100 

Mrs. C. A. Hulburt 100 

Rev. and Mrs. Sewell Landrum 50 00 

Mr. and Mrs, Clyde K. Landrum ' ' 15'oO 

Mr. and Mrs. Blake Landrum 45 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Mize Landrum ',',', 20 50 

Mr. and Ifrs. W. R. Landrum . . . ~l!oO 

Pfc. and Mrs. Marion Landrum 2 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ora Noble , ,[ \ 5^00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Queainberry 5 00 

B^"''' '.'.'.'. 60'.3S 

.Tessie Fugate 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. eGorge Sharenbrock 10 00 

Mrs. Dave Miller 50 



219.22 
20.00 
307.24 



254.20 

7367.12 

60.60 

20.86 



Clayhole Brethren Church, Clayhole, Ky. (additional) 

Mr. and Mrs. Mize Landrum 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Austerman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Landrum 2,00 

Jessie Fugate 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Sewell Landrum 8.81 



First Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa. (report) 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baumgartner 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bingaman 10.00 

Elaine and Clenton Bingaman 5.00 

Ruth K. Bonder 10.00 

Eev. and Mrs. E. D. Crees 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. .T. Edw.ird Cordell 15.00 

Mrs. Frank B. Foster 5.00 

A Friend 5.00 

A Friend 10.00 

.\ Friend 5.00 

A Friend 8.00 

.4, Friend 10.00 

Elsie Good 8.00 

Edwin Hebb 10.00 

Mr. and Mis. Heefer 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Helman 50.00 

Mr. and Jlre. .lolm Kleppinger 60.00 

Mr. and Mi-s. Floyd Manns 10.00 

Charles E. Martin 10.00 

Harry A. Miller 5.00 

Mrs. Lulu B. Minnich 30.00 

W. P. Musselman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Peiffer 10.00 

Mrs. John A. Riess 5.00 

Melvin Rock and family 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harrj' Rosenberger 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sheeley 20.00 

D. C. Sheeley 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. DeTbert Shockey 5.00 

Hypatia Snider 5.00 

Mrs. Mamie Snider 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Stauis 50.00 

Phyllis Stains 5.00 

Mrs. Preston Musselman 5.00 

Mr. and ilrs. George Sweciiey 25.00 

Hilda YingUng 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Yingling 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Young 15.00 

Wayne Young 5.00 

Jr. C. E 65.00 

Intermediate C. E 5.00 

Senior C. E 10.00 

Signal Lights 20.00 

W. M. C 26.00 

Sunday School 319.07 

Misc 21.45 



Third Brethren Church, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Shaw 35.00 

A. T. S. Sunday School Class 30.00 

Mr. and Jlrs. Charles Bucliter 30.00 

Mr. Jacob Muller 30.00 

i:r. and Mrs. George Welte 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Em.hart 25.00 

Mildred Emhart 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. Haines 25.00 

W. M. C 20.00 

Woman's Friendly Bible Class 20.00 

Mr. and Jlrs. Pliilip Pfaff 20.00 

Mr. Hugh McNeil 20.00 

The Bothwell family ....". 20.00 

Rev. and Mrs. W. Steffler 10.00 

Mrs. Embart's Sunday School Class 15.00 

Senior C. E 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Kchler 15.00 

Beginners Dept 13.00 

Ruth Dietz 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Burns 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkey 10.00 

Mrs. Kuth Wise's Sunday School Class 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Strath 10.00 

Junior C. E 10.00 

Senior Sisterhood 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Kolb 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip T. Pfaff 10.00 

Buddy Emhart 10.00 

Mrs. F. Lawson's Sund,iy School Class 9.00 

Primary Dept 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Rohrer 6.00 

Mr. Anthony 5.00 

Miss Chris Dimyan 5.00 

Mrs. E. Piey 5.00 

Mr. and Jlrs. William Schwart 5.00 

Mrs. Haines's Sunday School Class 5.00 

Mrs. I. Romig and Sarah 5.00 

The Las man Group 5.00 

Mr. Kenneth R. Kohler's Sunday School Class 5.00 

Live Wires Sunday School Class 14.50 

Misc 23.50 



FEBRUARY 12, 1944 



First Brethren Church, Wooster, Ohio ' 

Mr. and Mre. Paul Arnold 100.00 

Eva Crawford 100.00 

Mr. and lira. Ralph Martin 15.00 

Glenn Mutersbaugh 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Martin 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Squires 60.00 

Mr. and Mre. W. H. Fry 5,00 

Lida McCoy 5.00 

Richard Maycumber 30.00 

Robert Holmer 5.00 

H. F. Holmer ■ 25.00 

Richard Holmer 5.00 

Ruth Ferguson V^j 5.00 

Thelma Messmore ^. 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John .Johnson 25.00 

Mr. and Mre. Herbert Stair 25.00 

Clark Stair 5.00 

ISIr. and Mrs. Harry Palmer 40.00 

Dr. and Mre. C. W. Sprowls 59.88 

Misc ■ ; 10.00 

New Troy Brethren Church, New Troy, Mich. 

Cecil Kempton 5.00 

Esther Kempton 5 00 

Jack Kempton ' 5 00 

Donnie Kempton 5*00 

Judy Kempton 500 

Mre. Ben Mensinger [ lo!oO 

Mr. Ben Mensinger 1000 

Bernard Pazder . ' ' 5 00 

Kenneth Janz 7 00 

D. F. Eikenberry .....[.... .\ 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Axel Lindstrand .... 12 Oft 

L. H. Pletcher 5 qq 

Faye Pletcher g'oQ 

Rev. and Mrs. R. Williams . . . . 100 00 

Mre. Laura Pletcher 5 00 

Gotlieb Mensinger g'jQ 

John Kempton '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'..'. 10:00 

t, f-„, 100.00 

Elmer Kittleson c nn 

Elmer Knitter 7^n 

Evelyn Knitter i'^n 

Fred Taylor '-"O 

Ann Swails S^n 

Mre. Sarah WilUams ■,„},„ 

Mi'^ ;:;;::;:;; 13:92 

West Homer Brethren Chureh. Homerville Ohio 

Firet Brethren Church, Cleveland, Ohio '. 

Grace Brethren Church, Hagerstown, Md. 

Rev. and Mrs. L. L. Grubb ' inn On 

Mr. and Mre. E. G. Eeesc .. «?» = 

Mr. and Mrs. C. V. ZeUo RiO? 

Mr. C. Frank Myere '.'.'.'.'.'. ' 5000 

Bible School gOO" 

Mr. and Mre. H. D. RUey and Daughter' '. '. 4P,n = 

Adult C. E Innn 

Senior Young People's C. E. 4n nn 

Mr. and Mre. David Miner . . ti'nn 

Mr. and Mre. W. S. Bosteller . . o,gn 

Mr. and Mre. Paul Herehberger tvin 

Mr. X. E. Rottler oinn 

Mr. Calvin Miner ,n"" 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tewalt . . Snon 

Mr. and Mre. Frank Taylor . . S?' ^n 

Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Finfrock t^go^ 

Mr. and Mre. N. E. Nordness ^l"^k 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Knode . . ^o'^? 

Mr. and Mre. Roy S. Long iq,^ 

Miss Josephine Hungate .... l«'?n 

Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Stouffer . js^n 

Mr. and Mre. C. K. Perry jfinn 

Mre. Alena Cubbage [ ; "■"» 

Mr. and Mre. Garnet Shank ... 1 ,^n 

Mrs. Lena Miner ,--°" 

Margaret Presgraves 10 "n 

Mrs. LUBe .Stover and Carrie innn 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blser innn 

Mr. and Mre. Charles Angle ....:: iono 

Junior C. E {000 

Mr. and Mre. WiUiam Hoover . q nn 

Mre. Ethel Irving and Geraldine . . 8'"o 

Mr. and Mre. H. P. Stieltler and Sonny sn" 

Mr. and Mre. I. H. Green ... r on 

Mrs. Alice V. Barnes Son 

Carroll and Ronald Irving . . 7 o^ 

Mre. Louie Grubb i',g 

Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Rock ..'.'.'.'.'..'.'. •j'qq 

Mre. Nora Benner and Gilbert 7'nn 

Young People's C. B ^.qq 

Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Mundey 655 

Margaret Rind ' ' ' ' g'gn 

Mr. and Mre. William Annan ......[.........' e 00 

Mre. Grace Rottler and Careon .......'. 5 35 

Mrs. Lutie Bowers .'.' ' ' 5 21 

Mr. and Mre. J. B. Harbaugh silO 

Mre. Lottie Powell 5.09 

Friends S^OQ. 

Gifts less than five dollars 24.15 



Brethren Fellowship Class, Pittstown, N. J. 

Albert G. Hann. Glen Gardner, N. J 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Webar 10.00 

Mre. Blizabeth AlvaUs 5.00 

SCsc 18.00 

Yellow Creek Brethren Church 35.50 

Listie Brethren Church, Listie, Pa. (additional) 

Mre. C. A. Will 30.00 

First Brethren Church, Johnstown, Pa. 

Mrs. Edward Allen 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. C. E. Albert 10.00 

Mrs. V. .\. Anthony 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Cam Apple 5.00 

Ruth Grove Butler 55.00 

Mrs. W. J. Bernet 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. Clair Barron 25.00 

639 88 ■^''''^- '^''"■* ®- Byere 5.00 

Mrs. John Barron 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. Boyd Berger 8.00 

Mrs. Mary Bifano and family 75.00 

Brotherhood of Alexander Mack 51.51 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Corle 21.50 

Sylvanus Custer 5.00 

Margaret Cook 10.00 

Junior C. E 10.00 

Intermediate C. E 20.00 

Senior C. E 55.00 

Mr. and Mre. Blair Dick 33.00 

Mrs. Betty Decesare 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Eckstein 7.25 

Mis. Berwin Evans 7.00 

Jtr. and Mre. Earl Feathere 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. Harry Farwell 10.50 

Mr. and Mre. Carl Furet 15.00 

Mre. Frank Flynn 10.00 

Mr. and Mre. J. B. Gindlesberger 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Gardner 10.00 

Mre. Irvin Harbaugh 5.00 

Jlr. and Mre. Charles H.abel 13.00 

Mre. C. J. Heilman and Lottie 18.80 

Lem Hildebrand 7.00 

Mr. and Mre. Allen Hostetler 25.00 

Janet Houston 0.00 

Mr. and Mre. Myles Hammers 5.00 

3G0.02 Mr. and Mre. H. O. Horn 10.00 

430.15 Mr. and Mre. E. HalliweU 60.00 

549 40 Mr. and Mre. Frank Jacobs 5.00 

Mre. W. R. Jones and Ada Mae 20.00 

Mr. and Mre. I. L. Jones 5.00 

Junior Brotherhood 15.00 

Sir. and Mrs. Robert Keim 5.00 

Mike Korlewitz 15.00 

Mr. and Mre. T. H. Kyler 33.00 

Robert Kyler 5.00 

Mre. Mary Eva Ken 5.00 

Rev. and Mre. A. L. Lynn 32.00 

Mre. Evelyn McClain 47.06 

Mr. and Mre. Leslie Moore 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jesrow MUler 25.00 

Mr. and Mre. N. H. Miller 6.00 

William R. Miller 30.00 

Mr. and Mre. Richard Mocre 5.00 

William and Richard Mitchell 5.00 

Mre. L. H. Mitchen 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Noon 55.00 

Mre J A. Petz 9.00 

Mr. and Mre. Max Probst 30.00 

Mr. and Mre. R V.. Redinger 50.00 

Donald Rager 33.00 

Ruby Ringler 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Rose 5.00 

Mary Ellen Resevitz 6.00 

Mr. and Mre. V. Reighard 20.00 

Mr. and Mre. Harry D. Ringler 40.00 

Lois Beighard 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sowers: 52.00 

Nathaniel Shugara, Jr 10.00 

Mr. and. Mre. C. E. Stump 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Stutzman 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. Robert Sigg 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sell 10.00 

Senior Sisterhood 30.00 

Howard A. Schmucker 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin S.nl/nian 5.00 

Joyce Sowers 5.00 

Gleaners Class 30.50 

Dorcas Class 9.66 

Officers of Sunday .School 5.28 

Primary Class 11.25 

Misc. from Sunday Schoul 52.87 

Essie U. Teeter 15.00 

Mrs. Anna I^phouse 3.35 

Delores J. Upliouse 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Uphouse 15.00 

Mr. and Mre. Thomas Watkins 81.00 

Thomas Watkins, Jr 15,00 

W. M. C 35.00 

Misc 35.17 



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First Brethren Church, IVlarttn^burg, Pa. 

Br.jtlier and Sister 06.00 

M.. and Mrs. John Baker 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Preston Bliick 10.00 

H. M. Beach 9.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Delozier 13.50 

Mr. and Mr.s. Harry Delozier 20.00 

irr. and Mrs. J. E. Dillins 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. DiUing. Jr 5.00 

Marion DiUinB 11.60 

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Mshel 31.40 

Christine Klefeser 10.60 

Sannie Klefeser 17.40 

Minnie Longenecker 12.15 

Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Miller 33.00 

Robert Miller, Jr 5.00 

WilUam Ward Miller 5.00 

David Scott Miller 5.00 

Dortheann Miller 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Minnish 12.10 

Mr, and Mrs. H. K. Rep:ot,''o 15.00 

Alice Snider 6.50 

David Snider 5.00 

Wayne Snider 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R, Shaffer 23.55 

Mrs. Alice L. Wesler 2.50 

Ladies Bible Class 20.00 

King's Daughters Chis 15.00 

Willing Workers Class 12.75 

Junior Class 5.00 

Boy's Brotherhood 13.00 

Rose Circle Class ,2.80 

V.OO 

Misc 32.50 

478.10 

Edith Hall, WilUamsport, Pa 5.00 

Mrs. R. Ij. Pearce, Hays, Kans 3.00 

MounUIn View Brethren Church, Holllns, Va, 

Mr. and Mrs. John Bumette 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Carter 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. J. Paul Dowdy 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Garman 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. N. HambUn 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. D. H. Harper 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Martin 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Myers 5.00 

Mrs. J. W. Michael 100.00 

Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Pattirraon 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C, M. Nininger 5.00 

Congregation . 120.60 

Mr. and Mi-s. Bonnie Reid 10.00 

300.00 

Campbell Brethren Church, Lake Odessa, Mich. 

Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Mxirr.iy 25.00 

Mary L. Henney 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Irnff 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John AUarding 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lester J. Millei 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Caiter 25.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Blain SnyJ.jr 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edgcr Strong 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Darby an.l Vienna 20.00 

Mrs. Ira Hullibeger 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Henney 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Price 25.00 

Mrs. Phoebe Mote 5.00 

Mrs. Meredith Darby 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Alg Fischer 10.00 

Mrs. Thelma Wickhara 5.00 

Mrs. Gaylord Klopfenstien 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Nash 10.00 

Misc 4.00 

Respectfully suhmitted, 

R. Paul Miller, Secretary. 
5000 

CLAIMING VICTORY FOR HIS GLORY 

(Continued from page 81 1 

From Bassai we bear— "For most of us it has been 
anything but a month of travel. The opening of the 
Central School for Missionaries' Children on January 
31st, of which we spoke in the last letter, was succeeded 
by the opening of the Central French School on Febru- 
ary 21st; and by the reopening of the vernacular 
(Karrei on February 28th. These three schools, in as 
many different languages, are taught by three of our 
lady missionaries; Mrs. Jobson, teaching the English 
school; Miss Crawford, the French school; and Miss 
Byron, the vernacular or Karre school." 

From Yaloke — "Yolongou rejoiced recently when one 
of his boyhood friends accepted the Lord. They had 
gone to the "bush school" together, and at last Vol- 
ongou has been able to lead him to Christ. There were 
several other conversions at the same time. 



4-6-^ 

Blaine Snyder 
I'reeport Mich. 



And from Bellevue — "Three or four of our workers 
are leaving for the Bible School at Bozoum, We need 
more trained workers so much. About a dozen of our 
boys are attending the Central French school at Bassai. 
The vernacular classes on the Station are well at- 
tended for this season of the year." 

VICTORY THROUGH GOD'S WORD 

The ability to read is of little value without some- 
thing to read. Our African missionaries are working 
among people where every tribe speaks a different lan- 
guage or dialect, none of which had ever been written 
until they started their work. There is, therefore, the 
very difficult and important work of translation. At 
Bassai, the oldest station, the whole New Testament 
has been translated into Karre, Besides this, they have 
song books and a collection of Old Testament stories. 
Yaloke has Matthew, Mark, John, Acts, Genesis and 
Jonah, Bellevue has Mark, John, Acts. 

Concerning thi.s work, Miss Myers has written — 
"Christ is the only hope of individuals. The Bible is 
the only book which tells His story. It alone preserves 
His words which are spirit and life. It records His 
deeds by which He saved the world. The Book in which 
God speaks is the fountain head of all truth and 
knowledge. God has given us His book to reveal Him- 
self to us. He cares what people think of Him, and they 
are to learn from His Word what to think of Him, The 
sacred Book is a divine revelation and gives God the 
privilege to make Himself known through its pages. 

"A tree is known by its fruits, and revelation of a truth 
is tested and established by its living influences. It 
has been proved all down through the ages that the 
Book is divine. It has been a power among men. Na- 
tions have killed the light bearers, but the sacred 
literature has been preserved for us. 

"The value of the vernacular translations is unques- 
tionable. It is necessary that the Book in which God 
speaks be in every language. Translating the message 
of God to mankind in the mother tongue of the people 
is missionary policy. The native's language is the gate 
to his soul, and the most effective missionary work is 
done by those who translate the Word of God into the 
language of the people. Any business wants good ma- 
chinery. The Scriptures in the vernacular are needed 
in the business of God. They are valuable in God's 
program. They help the reader toward understanding 
the spiritual message and thus meet the needs of man- 
kind. How can the world-wide charge be obeyed apart 
from them?" 





MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST 




ANSWERS 


1. 


Persia 


6. Spanish 


2. 


Canada 


7. Catholicism 


3. 


Dr. J. Allen Miller 


8. South Dakota 


4. 


India 


9. Bassai 


5. 


Rio Cuarto 


10. 200 





COME NOW, ItrUB REASON TOGETHER. 

3AiTH THE LORD; THOUGH YOUR 

SINS BE AS SCARLET, THEY SHAtt BE 

AS WHITE AS SHOW - -ISAIAH 1:18 





THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



(X/c C^auite Lic^tanil 



CLEVELAND'S 

LETTER TO 
THE COUNCIL 

This is to inform you 
that at our Church busi- 
ness meeting, December 
27, Wis, the congrega- 
tion voted unanimously to 
become self-supporting as 
of January 1, lOJf.!/. 

We as a church desire 
to express our sincere ap- 
preciation for all the help 
the Home Missions Coun- 
cil has given us. And we 
rejoice that the further 
help that the Council in- 
tended to give us this year 
may now be turned into 
another channel of bless- 
ing. We covet your con- 
tinued prayers, for such a 
forward step as our 
church has taken will 
meet severe tests. But we 
hnoiv that God is faithful 
and that He will provide 
our every need. 

May this be the great- 
est year of opportunity 
and challenge to every 
Brethren Church for its 
responsibility to home 
missions is our prayer. 

Yours because of 

Calvary, 

Walter A. Lepp, Pastor. 
Cleveland. Ohio. 



Today we present the First Brethren Church of Cleveland, Ohio as our 
newest self-supporting congregation, and dedicate this Home Missions Num- 
ber of the Brethren Missionary Herald to them. 

Since January, 1935, when the work first began, it has been a mission 
church. Although Cleveland is a great and needy field, yet it has been a hard 
one. The congregation was buffeted about from one school building to an- 
other, year after year. It was enough to break the heart of a lion, but Brother 
Hammers and his people stuck right to it. It was not easy for them. They 
prayed, and prayed, and served, and it seemed as though the break would 
never come. Those were hard days, but they were good days — days of train- J 
ing, purification, and learning how to live for Christ and with each other, fl 

Finally, God sent along the answer to prayer and the present church site 
was opened to them. Then followed the change of pastors, and Brother Lepp 
came from Los Angeles to take charge of the work. 

We weren't able to produce the Cleveland Church in 5 years, but we stuck 
to it till victory csone. Just because a field is hard should not keep us from 
entering it. If God opens the door, we are assured of victory even though 
the day of success is ever so long delayed in coming. The more valuable the 
field, the harder the Devil will resist us. The question is not how hard the 
work is, but, are we following God's leading. The hard work in Cleveland 
has produced a jewel for Christ. 

Today we have a strong Brethren Church in Cleveland, of w^hich the 
Directors of the Brethren Home Missions Council and the entire brotherhood 
may be truly proud. 

The Cleveland Church is spiritual. They, as a congregation, have not 
played with separation from the world. They have taken it seriously and 
there is no doubt about it. Cleveland is a separated church. Their prayer 
meetings number forty of their membership. Their public services are of a 
very high order. 

Cleveland is a strong church. Their organization is solidly knit together 
and it works smoothly. Financially, they give heavily to all our general in- 
terests of the denomination and stand among the leading churches of the 
brotherhood in this regard. 

And they are loyal Brethren to the core. This is apparent to the vistor 
at once. There is no shoving of our distinctive beliefs to the background while 
emphasizing how fundamental we are. All that we believe as a people is 
counted as fundamental in Cleveland. That is something. 

The Directors of the Brethren Home Missions Council are happy to pre- 
sent our newest completed church to the Brotherhood. May the Cleveland 
Brethren continue to glorify God greatly. 



THF RRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD: Ki.tered as second- class matter April 10. liliS at th3 irostoffice at Wiilona Lake, Indiana, und. 
Act ,7f March 3 1 R70 Tstu'" four tll,".clT month by The Brethren Mis nonary Herald Co.. Winona I,ake. Indiana. Subscription price. $1.00 • 
Forcien countries SI DO a year ADMINISTRATION: Leo Polman, Secretary of Publications; Robert Gilbert. Office Manager. 
Gingrich, L. L. Grabb. A. L. Ly.in. S. W. Link. EDITORS: Foreign Missions, Louis S. Bauma 
Missions, R. Paul Miller; .Seminary, Alva .1. McClain. 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 

Women's Missionary Council. Mrs. Charles Mayes; Home 



FEBRUARY 19, 1944 




9n Qle-ueland 



'Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unt© Thy 
name give glory, for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth's 
sake." "We will bless the Lord from this time forth and 
for evermore. Praise the Lord." 

And so we could go on and on in the language of 
Scripture, relating to you readers of the Herald that 
God hath done great things in Cleveland, whereof we 
are glad. What part have we had in the work? We 
can only say, "God hath mightily worked and blessed 
in spite of us. No flesh shall glory in God's presence, 
but as it is written, 'He that glorieth, let him glory in 
the Lord!" 

It has been our joy to present the Lord Jesus Christ 
in the Cleveland Brethren Church for a little over 
two years now. As the Scriptures have been declared, 
the Holy Spirit of God has applied them to the hearts 
of believers and unbelievers. To relate even some of 
the changes which God has marvelously wrought in 
lives here would require much more space than is 
available. But th'3 story of how God has glorified Him- 
self in calling His own to separate themselves from the 
world must be, told, for, without that story, we could 
not now be tellmg the story of a self-supporting 
church. 

Worldly church members sap the spiritual life of any 
church, and are a constant heartache to pastors who 
are seeking to lead the flock of God. In this respect 
the Cleveland Church was no exception, for here, as in 
other churches, the greatest need that could possibly 
be mentioned was the call to a separated life. This 
call had been sounded faithfully by its former pastor, 
and many of the members here had responded. How- 
ever, another step must be taken, and this step in- 
volved the challenge of demanding, "Be ye clean that 



Walter A. Lepp, Pastor 

bear the vessels of the Lord." The very thought of this 
step and all that it might involve caused both pastor 
and interested members to pray and humble them- 
selves as never before. The Lord's leading was clear 
and definite, and the opposition that had been ex- 
pected was really minimum. In record time the church 
went on record to adopt the following "Teachers and 
Officers Covenant": 

"In order that we might attain unto the highest type 
of Christian life, and lead exemplary lives as those 
professing godliness; and in order that we might rally 
around our pastor, who is battling against so many 
"contrary winds" to attain and maintain the spiritual 
qualifications of all our members: 

"We go on record as considering Section 12 of 'The 
Articles of Faith' recorded in the Articles of Incorpora- 
tion of the First Brethren Church of Cleveland Heights, 
Ohio, as binding upon us as teachers and officers of 
this church. Accordingly, we will heed the admonition 
of the church as stated in the By-Laws and accept its 
interpretation of Romans 12:2. We will obstain from 
dancing, gambling, playing with gamblers cards, 
theaters, motion picture shows, Sunday desecration, 
the use of tobacco, intoxicating liquor, narcotics and 
opiates or any other intemperate or pernicious thing 
that tends to ruin the body, soul and spirit. Further- 
more, we will abstain from gossip, profanity, and all 
speech unbecoming a Christian. We will dress modestly 
as becometh Christians." 

Nothing but the power of God could have made pos- 
sible such a covenant in the Cleveland Brethren 
Church. Even fundamental churches in Cleveland had 
to admit that they had their serious misgivings about 
such a move, for even some of their deacons could see 
nothing wrong with smoking or attending the theater. 




^e^o^ and /i^te/i 

A RECENT WIEW (RIOHT) OF THE CLEVE- 
LAND CHURCH PROPERTY SHOWING WHAT 
THE THOROUGH CLEAN-UP-IMPROVEMENT 
PROGRAM OF 1943 DID TO THE "FRONT" 
APPEARANCE. NOTE THE NEW WALK AND 
STEPS LEADING OUT TO THE STREET. 
THESE WERE A GIFT TO THE CHURCH. 
ON THE LEFT IS A VIEW OF THE OLD 
ENTRANCE TO THE CHURCH SHOWING THE 
DENSE SHRUBBERY, BUSHES AND TREES 
WHICH GLORIFIED THE PROPERTY AS A 
PRIVATE ESTATE, BUT DID NOT BEAUTIFY 
IT AS A CHURCH BECAUSE THEY "HID" IT 
FROM THE STREET. 



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Be that as it may, our church took this step in the 
right direction by faith, and that God has honored its 
faith can now be related. 

A people that is separated from the world is likewise 
a people that has a consecrated purse. Very soon after 
the adopting of the covenant mentioned above, the 
Lord urged us to take the next logical step. "Now that 
you have presented your bodies, will you not honor Me 
with your substance?" While a goodly number of our 
members already paid the tithe, there was not a clear 
understanding as to where the tithe should be paid — 
and what about an offering for the Lord? Through 
contact with a godly pastor of a fundamental church 
near Cleveland, the truth sank deep into our hearts 
that God's Word was, after all, our source of informa- 
tion and authority. When we had thoroughly re- 
examined all of the Scriptures pertaining to tithing 
and offerings, we were convinced that we had some- 
thing to present to our church that would verily 
revolutionize it. Feeling somewhat related to the one 
who rushed in where angels feared to tread, we never- 
theless boldly proclaimed, "Thus saith the Lord, 'The 
tithe must be paid into the storehouse.' " We empha- 
sized that gifts and offerings could be presented as the 
Holy Spirit might direct, but that the tithe could only 
be paid into the storehouse, for God needed that much 
to run His business. Too long had we made it appear 
that our God was dead or, if not dead, then desper- 
ately poor. When we had rather nervously presented 
this profound truth and were holding our breath (hop- 
ing that we would not have to hold it too long), we 
were rewarded for evei-y effort by a decision which the 
Official Board made. It read something like this: 

"We as members of the Official Board will now go on 
record as paying- our tithe into the storehouse, believ- 
ing this to be in keeping with the Brethren creed, 'The 
Bible, the Whole Bible and Nothing But the Bible' and 
we want our pastor to present this truth to every mem- 
ber of this congregation and we shall back him up in 
every way possible." 

Brethren, God was glorifying Himself. Where before 
we had been singing, "Nobody knows de trouble I see." 



we were now finishing that negro spiritual as the col- 
ored folks finish it, "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!" 

While we cannot yet say that every family of our 
church is a storehouse tither, we do rejoice over the 
many testimonies that have since been given. God is 
blessing homes as never before, and the unity of be- 
lievers in our church is better than we have ever seen 
it. Enthusiasm is high, and for the first time, serious 
consideration is being given to make our church debt- 
free. Since the first of the year we have had 130 visit- 
ors in our church. Our prayer meeting attendance has 
increased to a higher average than ever before, now 
being very near 40% of our total membership. Our 
offerings are well over the required budget to make us 
a self-supporting church. Yes, in every department of 
our church life there is new zeal and a determination 
to redeem or buy up every golden opportunity to serve 
the Lord Jesus Christ. 

God is now and will continue to glorify Himself in 
Cleveland through a stronger Brethren Church than 
ever before. -And the strength we have reference to is 
a spiritual strength which needs to be manifest in this 
socially and worldly minded city. We shall ever be 
grateful to all the Brethren and friends who have stood 
by us faithfully for the last nine years. While we are 
fully aware of the fact that nine years is a long, long 
time to be asking for support from the Council, never- 
theless, Romans 8:28 may weU be applicable here too. 
"Disappointments — His Appointments." 

Will you not join us in prayer that God shall now 
send us a real old-fashioned Holy Ghost revival? He 
has glorified Himself in Cleveland in many wonder- 
ful ways, but how we long to see Him glorify Himself 
in a revival that shall reach out and literally turn our 
part of Cleveland right side up. God is able. Our trust 
is in Him. 



FOOD FOR THOUGHT 

5,489,569,000 cigars went up in smoke in the United 
States in 1940. At an average price of 5c, these cigars 
cost the smokers $274,478,450. Think that over, "Chris- 
tian America," spending less than one-fifth that sum 
for Christian missions! 



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FEBRUARY 19, 1944 




^^9 Wal Scuued 

IN THE 
CLEVELAND CHURCH" 

By L. S. Berkebile 

I count it a privilege and an honor that I have been 
given this opportunity to tell all of you readers of the 
Herald what the Cleveland Brethren Church has meant 
to me. I joined the First Brethren Church of Johns- 
town, Pennsylvania in 1910, and while my name was 
on the church roll, I attended services only when con- 
venient. I must confess that I have since learned that 
T was not a born-again Christian then, for I did not 
give Christ first place in my life. At that time I was 
only a church member. 

In a Sunday meeting at the Mayfair School Building 
(which was the second location of our present Church) 
through our former pastor. Rev. Tom Hammers, God 
revealed His will to me by convicting me of sin. This 
was an answer to many a faithful prayer which had 
gone up for me. On that Sunday I made a public de- 
cision and promised the Lord that He could have His 
way in my life. That surely was a day of rejoicing, 
yes, amid tears and repentance, not only on my part 
but on the part of many others in that little congrega- 
tion. I shall ever rejoice for the faithful preaching of 
the Word which made my salvation possible. 

I had a real struggle in the days that followed, for 
the Devil hated to lose me and he worked harder than 
ever before in order that he might defeat me, but God 
was faithful, and with His help, and the prayers of 
faithful Christians and friends, I overcame those 
terrible sins which had for so long bound me. Now I 
am rejoicing in the Lord and while my efforts and 
deeds for Him are small, I am praying that He will 
keep me close ' to Himself and help me to serve Him 
better each day. 

It is a real answer to prayer that God hath blessed 
us so bountifully, and made possible at the beginning 
of this year our launching out and becoming a self- 
supporting Church. Since we believe in storehouse 
tithing, we know that the Lord will bless us further in 



THE 
CLEVELAND 
CONGREGA- 
TION AT 
MAYFAIR 
SCHOOL 
IN 1936 



our new effort. I thank God for the privilege of serv- 
ing the Lord Jesus Christ in the little church where I 
was truly saved, for words cannot express the wonder- 
ful blessings that have been mine here. I also thank 
God for our present minister and family and daily pray 
God's richest blessing upon them. 




WHAT THE 

CLEVELAND 

CHURCH 

MEANS 

TO OUR 

FAMILY 

By Earle Peer 



I must of necessity tell you first of all what the 
founding of the Cleveland Brethren Church has meant 
to me, because at the time the Church was founded 
I was living at home with my parents. Through the 
preaching of God's Word my life was changed com- 
pletely, and I realized the truth of John 8:36, "If the 
Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free in- 
deed." By God's grace I was liberated from sins and 
habits to which I had been in bondage. My desire to 
serve the world, the flesh and the devil was taken 
away. Now truly I can sing, "Things I loved before 
have passed away. Things I love far more have come 
to stay." 

Had it not been for the founding of the Brethren 
Church in Cleveland I could not write of our home. 
It was in the early days of the church that a delega- 
tion of Brethren from Fairhaven came to Cleveland to 
worship with us and encourage the Brethren here. 
That Lord's Day I met a consecrated young lady who 
later became Mrs. Peer. It was a great privilege to 
build a Christian home upon the only sure foundation, 
God's Word. Our home was one of the first new homes 
to be established after the founding of our church, and 
it could not be a source of blessing to us if it hadn't 
been for the church here. 




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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




ARE DOING 
FOR CHRIST" 



By Marilyn Such 

"I confess Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour and 
wish to serve Him to my utmost ability as a member of 
the Crusaders for Christ group of the First Brethren 
Church of Cleveland Heights, Ohio." This pledge is the 
basis for membership and the firm desire and ambition 
of every Crusader for Christ. 

The purpose of the meetings is to train young people 
for leadership. Each member is given an opportunity 
to be a speaker and to direct the song service. In doing 
this, self-confidence is developed and hidden talents 
are revealed. The speaker is permitted to select his own 
subject, something which would be of interest both to 
himself and to the group. Some subjects have been 
"How the Bible and Science Agree," "Studies by Chap- 
ter of John," "Problems Facing Christian Youth To- 
day," "Methods of Personal Evangelism," and "How 
to Combat Problems Arising When Dealing with Un- 
saved Youth." 

Our officers have chosen to abide by the Teacher's 
and Officer's Covenant adopted by the church. The 
theme of this covenant is "separation from the world 
in order that we might obtain unto the highest type of 
Christian life." With leaders living such lives, our 
service for Christ will continue to prosper. 

Our service lor the Lord began right on our own 
church grounds where we made a playground on which 
we have had many wonderful times together, for is 
there any better place than this for young people to 
meet in Christian fellowship? On the playground we 
have tennis, basketball, badminton, and volley ball 
courts, pingpong, horseshoes, and facilities for roasts 



and out-of-door socials. Much time and hard work 
was spent in making the playground and it must be 
reconditioned each year. 

This past year the Lord marvelously opened to us 
a new phase of work at a Military Police Camp. Here, 
where they had no chapel or chaplain, the Crusaders 
for Christ presented salvation to the men in song and 
testimonies. We held the services, one hour in length, 
on a large, beautiful lawn, and were able to take with 
us an organ, which greatly enhanced the spiritual at- 
mosphere of the meetings. We passed out to those who 
definitely desired them, Gideon New Testaments. 
Although these meetings were not attended by a large 
crowd, we know our work for the Lord was not in vain, 
for we received reports from many, including the 
Colonel, of what a great blessing had been received 
from our testimonies, music, and our interest in their 
spiritual welfare. 

During the summer months, the Crusaders for Christ 
conducted a "Singspiration" on the front lawn of the 
church. Many people who were driving by would stop 
and listen to the full half -hour of song. People living 
near the church would either put up their windows or 
come over and listen with keen interest. In this, too, 
the Lord was blessing. 

At the evening service, the first three rows are re- 
served for the young people, who either sing in the 
choir, play in the orchestra, or act as ushers. During 
the sermon we assist our pastor by reading references 
at his request. 

Frequently Sunday afternoons are spent in calling^ 
on young people of the commimity. By doing this we 
are able to contact many who have no church home 
and who are interested in attending a young people's, 
group. 

Since the Crusaders for Christ firmly believe that no- 
group can progress without a devout prayer life, the 
mid-week prayer services are attended by the majority 
of our young people. By adhering to the command or 
Christ to "Pray without ceasing" (I Thess. 5:17), and 
with the words of Romans 12:1, 2 and II Timothy 2:15- 
resounding in our hearts and souls, we march on tO' 
bigger and better victories for Christ, our Lord. 



THE CLEVELAND 

SUMMER 
VACATION BIBLE 
SCHOOL OF 1942 




FEBRUARY 19, 1944 






By Dorothy Jacobsen 

One of my friends at school, invited me to attend 
church with her. Gladys was different from the other 
young people at school — she seemed to have an assur- 
ance and joy within her. 

That week I attended a service at the First Brethren 
Church. How different the sermon seemed to be! I 
felt that I could hardly wait to attend the next one. 
The congregation immediately made me feel welcome, 
and the young people at once invited me to their young 
people's meeting. 

As I continued to hear sermons from the pulpit of 
this church I began thinking beyond the realm of the 
worldly and was deeply moved by the story of my 
Saviour as presented by the pastor, Reverend Lepp, who 
teaches the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible. 

After attending this church a few months I realized 
that I needed the Lord Jesus Christ in my life. I 




accepted Him as my personal Saviour and Lord (Rom. 
10:9). 

I found that only by receiving Christ, loving and be- 
lieving Him, and giving myself to Him, could I have the 
joy and assurance that I had seen in other Christians. 

It has been over a year that Christ has been my 
Saviour. I love to attend all the church services and 
the fellowship of all the truly Christian people of the 
church. Our Young People's group is really fine and 
we all love winning souls for Christ. 

I know that when one takes Jesus Christ into his 
heart it affects his whole life. It makes one want to 
live for Him, and do things that are pleasing to God. 

I know I have eternal life because I believe God and 
rest upon His Word. I know that when my Saviour died 
it was in my stead, atoning for my sins. 




9t Stan^ted" 



By Harry Cole, Sr. 

The first meeting of the First Brethren Church of 
Cleveland was held on January 27, 1935, in the Gospel 
Church on Hayden Avenue with an attendance of 
thirty-two, and Rev. Tom Hammers as our pastor. At 
a meeting in the Y. M. C. A. building on February 9th, 



the location committee decided that we should remain 
at the Gospel Church until a better location could be 
found. Our Sunday School was started on February 
10th, with an attendance of 53. 

We were visited by delegations from many of the 
Brethren Churches of Northern Ohio during those 
early days of our church, and what a joy it was to 
know that they were vitally interested in this, another 
baby Brethren church. March 24 was a glorious day 
for us, for on that day we had the joy of seeing our 
first soul saved. Harry Cole, Jr. publicly acknowledged 
Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour, and Vidth him 



A GROUP 

OF 

CLEVELAND 

YOUNG 

PEOPLE 




THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



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ANOTHER GROUP OF CLEVELAND YOUNG PEOPLE 

came Roy Phillipi, Jr. to reaffirm his faith in Christ. 

April 7th we moved into the Mayfair School, and on 
this day the writer and his wife, Brother and Sister 
L. S. Berkebile, and J. D. Edwards reaffirmed their 
faith in Christ. There were eighty-two present on this 
occasion. Our first baptismal service was held on May 
19th in the Crawford Road Gospel Church, when five 
were baptized. 

Those early days were trying days but the Lord 
surely worked marvels with a band of people who had 
so recently been hell-bent sinners. It seemed as though 
we had sought the Lord, but most likely in the wrong 
places and therefore we had drifted farther and 
farther away. But God is faithful, and He finally took 
a hand in the matter and sent us a shepherd to restore 
His sheep to the fold. Brother Hammers did a noble 
work in faithfully preaching and teaching the Word 
of God, and the Holy Spirit wrought miracle after 
miracle in our lives. 

Our first communion service was held at the home of 
Brother and Sister Dean Cornelius, with an attendance 
of thirty-six. In those early days we literally packed 
our cars with people, sometimes making as many as 
three trips in order to get them out. This was done in 
all kinds of weather and only the Lord prevented us 
from having many a serious accident. We well recall 
how, on December 22, our pastor on his return trip to 
Cleveland arrived a little late with a black eye and 
a lump on his head. His car had skidded into an iron 
pole and had been damaged as well as the driver, but 



a.s Brother Hammers put it, "It could have been 
worse." 

By January 5, 1936 we had a membership of thirty- 
nine, and our attendance at Bible School was ninety- 
two. Our early prayer meetings were held Ln the homes 
of members, and they were times of great blessings. 
Some of our members drove as high as thirty to 
thirty-two miles to each service. The F. B. Miller fam- 
ily drove an average of thirty-six miles, from Hudson, 
Ohio, and were among the most faithfufl in attend- 
ance. 

January 26, 1936 was our first anniversary and what 
a day of thanksgiving and rejoicing it proved to be. 
Seven of our little group entered the waters of baptism, 
making our total membership for the first year fifty: 
thirty-three by letter, and seventeen by baptism. Our 
first wedding took place on Easter morning, April 12, 
1936, when Miss Margaret Altimus became the wife of 
Wade Putnam. 

These are the highlights of the first fifteen months 
of work of the Brethren Church in Cleveland. We do 
thank God for all those Brethren who had a part in 
the starting of a church here in the sin-infested city 
of Cleveland. If ever there existed a city which needed 
just such a testimony as our church gives forth, Cleve- 
land is that city. We thank God and give Him all the 
praise that on this memorial January 1, 1944, we were 
able, as a congregation to assume all the responsibility 
of His work here, and our sole aim is to win lost souls 
for Jesus Christ. 

5000 

HAVE YOU HEARD— That Only 36% of Church Mem- 
bers Attend Services? 

HAVE YOU HEARD— That the Church People of the 
U.. S. A. Give Less Than One Percent of Their In- 
come to Church Work? 

HAVE YOU HEARD— That the Whole Armor of God 
is Awkward to Wear in An Easy Chair? 

HAVE YOU HEARD— That there Are Not Enough 
Whales in All the World to Hold the Modern 
Jonahs Who Are Running Away from God? 

— D. C. B. 



THE YOUNG PEOPLE 

OF THE CLEVELAND 

CHURCH IN THE 

EARLY DAYS OF 

MAYFAIR SCHOOL, 

BEFORE THE 

CONGREGATION MOVED 

TO THE HEIGHTS. 




FEBRUARY 19, 1944 




^ Helii^pte o^ QUoeiand 



Brethren everywhere sing of a "Crowning Day," but 
nowhere is it being sung today with more joy and 
thanksgiving than in Cleveland— home of another 
Brethren ex-mission church. 

Almost nine years to a month Cleveland WAS a mis- 
sion. But today it is a full-fledged, self-supporting 
Brethren church, glad and grateful for the opportunity 
of taking its stand among other Brethren churches 
that helped it get its start. 

This change of status from a dependent mission to 
an independent church was assumed voluntarily by the 
Cleveland Brethren at the beginning of the New Year. 
It was a noble resolution — and victory — not only for 
Cleveland, but for mission-minded Brethren every- 
where. It was a direct answer to prayer and will bring 
rejoicing to all who believe in, pray for, and give to 
home missions. 

To the Lord Jesus Christ alone goe^ the credit for 
this new home mission victory. "What He has promised 
He is able also to perform"— Rom. 4:21. He it was who 
first laid it on the hearts of Brethren to pray for 
Cleveland and attend its initial services. 

What the victory means to Brethren generally, only 
eternity will reveal. Many souls have been saved 
through the ministry of this mission; many lives trans- 
formed. Like all victories, there are many who de- 
serve "special honor" for contributing to it. One could 
start with the very beginning, when the home mission 
secretary first surveyed the field, and go on and on, 
but one hesitates to list names for fear of omitting de- 
serving ones. All who have had any part in the work 
will agree, however, that two persons most deserving 
of lecognition are the two pastors — ^Tom Hammers, the 
first pastor in 1935, and Walter Lepp, present pastor, 
who came to the field in the fall of 1941. What they 
did to deserve everlasting honor was to simply and 
faithfully preach "Christ crucified . . . risen . . . coming 
again." Everything else they did — and they put in a 
lot of sweat, prayer and tears — was supplemental and 
secondary to their main purpose. That's why the Lord 
blessed their ministry. 



They simply proved Isaiah 55:11 
not return unto Me void." 



'My word . . . shall 



The nine years in the struggle for independence 
were truly a struggle, fraught with alternating victories 
and defeats, ups and downs, hope and despair. In the 
early days, services moved from schoolhouse to school- 
liouse; prayer meetings from home to home; building 
plans from architect to architect. But the group con- 
tinued to meet— prayerful, hopeful, faithful. Finally, 
xhe Lord led them to their present church property on 



By F. B. Miller 

Noble Road in Cleveland Heights and the final phases 
of the present victory were begun. 

Amidst the rejoicing over the victory are many les- 
sons for other mission churches. One is the need for 
the RIGHT location in the beginning. Schoolhouses 
are not the proper place. They are not inviting to 
strangers. Cleveland would have become self-support- 
ing much sooner had it been able to solve the location 
problem satisfactorily. 

Another lesson — and the paramount one — is simple 
faithfulness in the face of adversity. No matter how 
hard the road, how slow the progress, how small the 
attendance, how little the offerings, how humble the 
meeting place— HOLD THE FORT! "PREACH THE 
WORD." "Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due 
season we shall reap, if we faint not" (Gal. 6:9). 

Personally, I am grateful for the ministry of the 
Cleveland church and to all Brethren who contributed 
to its foundation and growth. I am thankful for the 
privilege of being a member and sharing the rich bless- 
ings of the Lord, not only for myself, but for all of my 
family. Where we would be today had we not come to 
know Him there, only the Lord knows. 

Especially are we indebted to the Lord for the Chris- 
tian fellowship of other members, and to the pastors 
for their faithful preaching of the Cross which is "to 
them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are 
saved it is the power of God" (I Cor. 1:18). 




A NIGHT VIEW OF 

THE CLEVELAND 
CHURCH, SHOWING 

THE MAIN 
ENTRANCE, TOPPED 

WITH THE 

ELECTRIC MESSAGE 

OF THE 

CONGREGATION 

TO THE CITY OF 

CLEVELAND. 

THIS SIGN WAS A 

RECENT GIFT TO 

THE CHURCH. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 










By Tom Hammers, Pastor, Tracy, Calif. 



In January of 1935, under the direction of the Mis- 
sion Board of the Brethren Church, it was our privilege 
to enter with the Gospel the door which God has so 
providentially opened to our denomination in the great 
and needy city of Cleveland with its million or more 
souls. 

Our first task was to locate about thirty individuals 
and families who had previous connections with Breth- 
ren churches in other places but were now "orphaned" 
without a Brethren Church home. Out of this group 
came the nucleus which the Lord used to start the 
work. 

The late Brother and Sister Johansen were the first 
couple we contacted. How wonderful the hospitality 
and fellowship of those dear saints who proceeded to 
give us a picture of that great city sprawling some 20 
to 25 miles along the shores of Lake Erie and possibly 
15 miles to the south. After they had helped us to 
locate on the map the various families whom we were 
seeking, we discovered that the entire city was to be 
our field of labor. 

On that initial trip we contacted only a part of the 
folks we wanted to see, but we traveled almost 100 
miles within the city in doing so. We were greatly en- 
couraged by the wonderful reception on the part of 
those folks when we told them we had come to start a 
Brethren Church. To some it was a definite answer 
to prayer. 

At this same time we also contacted Dr. Herbert 
MacKenzie of the Gospel Church to whom we will 
always be indebted for his counsel, encouragement, 
prayers, and help in contacting the members of the 
Hayden Avenue Gospel Church, whose building became 
the first meeting place of the Cleveland Brethren 
Church and was used for the greater part of the three 
months to follow. 

Within two weeks we conducted our first service on 
a Sunday afternoon with about 32 persons present. A 
regular Sunday afternoon "unified" service was de- 
cided upon at once and in the months which followed 
God gave many wonderful blessings in decisions for 
Christ in that little building. Being a student in the 
Seminary at that time, and limited tc week-ends for 
visitation work, we maintained close contact with all 
interested persons through the medium of a weekly 
"newsletter", an important factor in the early days of 
the work. 

While churches everywhere were praying for the new 
Cleveland work, those near enough in northern Ohio 



took turns in bringing delegations to Cleveland. Travel- 
ing in peril of life over ice, through rain and sleet and 
snow, they literally "packed" our meeting place at 
times. Little did those dear folk realize just how much 
they contributed to the success of the work for those 
early days were filled with testings and trials. Indi- 
vidual leaders in our denomination also visited the 
work, and spoke for us, all of which helped us realize 
that the church as a whole was backing us to the limit. 
By this time it was evident that the majority of the 
folks interested in the work, lived on the "east" side 
of the city and it was decided to seek a place of meet- 
ing where we could conduct regular morning and eve- 
ning services. The Lord graciously provided Mayfair 
school, just a short distance from where we first met. 
Here we were able to carry on our work in a more satis- 
factory manner. And even though the "east side" loca- 
tion placed a real burden of travel upon some of the 
brethren, yet through all kinds of weather they were 
most faithful and loyal in their presence and support 
of the work. One of the notable things about the Cleve- 
land people was the fact that distance and weather 
conditions never seemed to make much difference and, 
had this spirit not been true it is doubtful as to 
whether we would have the fine church in Cleveland 
that is there today. On a single Sunday, folks would 
travel anywhere from 30 to 80 and even more miles in 
order to be present. 

Rev. and Mrs. Curtiss Morrill then preparing to sail 
for Africa, were our speakers for the first Easter service 
and God used their ministry to instill a real love for 
missions in the heart of this baby church from the 
very beginning. This was reflected in the first foreign 
missionary offering of $50 and these offerings have 
mounted steadily since that day. 

In the home of one of the great brethren we con- 
ducted our first communion service in typical Brethren 
fashion, as set forth in God'S Word. What a happy 
event it was, being lor some a renewal of a joy and 
experience which they had been denied through many 
years of isolation from any Brethren church. 

In June of 1935, having completed our seminary 
work, we entered upon the Cleveland work full-time. 

Cottage prayer meetings in the homes of the fami- 
lies scattered all over the city were conducted regularly 
from that time until the church secured its own build- 
ing. Regardless of weather conditions and the distance 
to be traveled, it was not unusual to have as many as 
35 or 40 persons at prayer meeting. Folk enjoyed regu- 
lar Bible study and gave themselves to prayer, all of 



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FEBRUARY 19, 1944 



Tihich was reflected in spiritual growth in the lives of 
many. More than once we heard folks testify that, if 
need be, they would rather give up the Sunday services 
than the cottage prayer meeting. 

God blessed, souls were saved, a church organization 
had been effected and we began to search for a per- 
manent location. After much prayer and careful con- 
sideration of many sites, and in consultation with the 
Mission Board and a number of pastors, a site was 
chosen on Oxford Road in Cleveland Heights, just a 
few blocks from Oxford School, which was subsequently 
secured as our new place of meeting in order to be as 
near our permanent site as possible. The Mission 
Board purchased a fine property for us, which site was 
dedicated to the Lord, and on which Rev. R. Paul Mil- 
ler conducted a tent meeting for us. It was in this 
meeting that some of the present members of the 
church first became well acquainted with our work. 

Our accommodations in Oxford school were excellent 
and God did bless our church and Bible school in many 
wonderful ways, but we were using the school building 
with the understanding that as soon as possible we 
would secure a building of our own. Little did we real- 
ize at that time the tests which were before us. 

Plans were prepared for a building, our intention 
being to build but a small unit. While we had accumu- 
lated several thousand dollars in a building fund, yet 
we did not have sufficient funds with which to build. 
In spite of the many revisions of plans etc., we were 
never able to bring the cost within reach of our ability. 
Nor could we convince the banks that our church was 
a good risk, and so no loan was forthcoming. 

After several years in Oxford school, the school board 
very kindly but very firmly also, told us that we must 
secure a new place of meeting. 

How marvelously God met this critical need is re- 
vealed in the events which followed. Into the tent 
meeting to which we have referred God had brought 
Brother George Ritz, who one day came to the pastor's 
home with a basket of apples and some vegetables 
from his garden. It was our inquiry relative to the 
apples which led Brother Ritz to tell of the small estate 
with its apple orchard and "house which looked just 
like a church inside." Learning that the "house" was 
unoccupied and that the bank owned the property — our 
first thought was the possibility of renting it. Investi- 
gation of the property proved it would be ideal for our 
immediate needs. It was learned, however, that the 





CLEVELAND YOUTH AT THEIR RECENT HARVEST FESTIVAL 



An important chapter 
in the history of the 
Cleveland Church — the 
dedication of their first 
lots on Qullliams road 
Rev. William Schaffer 
officiated at this serv. 
ice In the fall of 1938. 



place was not for rent. After it had been inspected by 
the entire congregation and all details had been worked 
out, the church approved the purchase of the property 
and the transaction was made, whereby the First 
Brethren Church of Cleveland Heights became owner 
of a three acre property on Noble Road, in the midst of 
a residential section and on a main traffic artery. We 
now understand a bit better "why" our plans for build- 
ing never materialized. God had a better site in store 
for us. 

The purchase of this property placed a heavy finan- 
cial responsibility upon the young church. However, 
with faith that the Lord would provide, the people 
most courageously assumed the obligation. From its in- 
ception, the church had adhered to the Biblical plan of 
giving their tithes and offerings and, in turn, God 
wonderfully provided. Not only were the current needs 
of the work usually well cared for, but being a mission- 
ary-minded church, they gave liberally for others, 
demonstrating a genuine interest in and support of all 
the national and district enterprises of the denomi- 
nation. The Cleveland church well demonstrates the 
fact that God will bless that people who will honor 
Him with their substance. 

Through the many years when only Sunday morning 
services were possible, the members of the church at- 
tended services of the evangelical groups throughout 
the city. Frequently the pastor would be invited to 
speak or teach Bible classes for these various groups 
of believers, and in time the Cleveland Brethren gained 
a "good report" throughout the city. These same 
churches and their pastors in many ways supported 
and aided our work. It would be in order to mention a 
few of these. 

We will always be indebted to the dear folks in the 
Crawford Road Gospel Church who so graciously pro- 
vided for us the use of their baptistry throughout our 
early years. We think also of the City Mission and its 
good superintendent, George Zorehide and his corps of 
workers, of the Kingsman Road Hebrew Mission, of the 
Hough Avenue and Nottingham Baptist churches and 
their pastors. 

God gave the Cleveland Brethren Church in those 
early days, almost as many men as women, and many 
fine young people. 

How we do praise God for the transformations which 
He wrought in individual lives, in families, and in 
homes; how He lifted folks out of the depths of sin, 
delivered from the slavery of terrible habits, turned 
heartache and suffering into joy and hope. God gave 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Oiii^Ui-diicmf J\/e44JL Palton^.— 




Rev. Albert 



ALBERT KLIEWER AT 
LOS ANGELES 3RD 

Brother Kliewer hails from 
Mountain Lake, Minnesota. He 
is now twenty-two years of age. 
It was necessary for him to as- 
sist in malcing a living for the 
family at home so he attended 
only a part time high school. He 
was able to complete his work, 
although it took a little longer 
time. He was saved in 1937 in 
the Mennonite church in Salem, 
Oregon, in which town his par- 
ents now reside. Shortly after- 
wards he felt led to enter the Bible Institute of Los An- 
geles. It was here the call came to him to give his hfe to 
the ministry of the gospel. During his time at the Bible 
Institute he spent one summer in Saskatchewan, 
Canada in Bible School work. He acted as pastor of a 
small church near Los Angeles, and spent the follow- 
ing summer as a member of the Victor's Quartette, 
traveling throughout the midwestem states in behalf 
of the school. 

Since coming to the school, he has united with our 
Whittier Brethren Church and plans to marry one of 
our Brethren girls in the Whittier church very soon. 

Since he has come on the field in the Third Brethren 
Church of Los Angeles the Sunday School has prac- 
tically doubled, the entire work is taking on new life, 
and now they are planning the erection of a Sunday 
School annex to the church building. Don't forget to 
pray for Brother Kliewer, that God will use him for 
a great work in this field. 



S. HERBERT BESS AT 
BELLFLOWER, CALIF. 

Brother Bess is now twenty-five years of age, and 
haiLs from Kansas City, Kansas, which was his birth 
place. After the completion of his high school course, 
he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. 
He took his Bible with him, 
read it regularly while he was 
in training, and established a 
testimony for Christ at once. 
During the period of his enlist- 
ment he was a most active 
Christian; he gathered a group 
of men together on the ship 
who were also Christians, and 
they had Bible study and 
prayer regularly. A number of 
young men were saved as the 
result of his testimony for 
Christ in the Navy. In 1939, his 

enlistment in the Navy closed and he enrolled in the 
Los Angeles Bible Institute for the purpose of prepar- 
ing for the active ministry. He is now completing four 
years of the Collegiate Seminary course and will gradu- 
ate in June, 1944. During the four years in the Insti- 
tute, he was for a time pastor of a small church at 
Bassett, California. This work was marked by the con- 
version of quite a number of young people. After a 
year or so there, he took a work in Cypress, California, 
where he remained for two years. As a result of this 
work, several young people entered into training for 
life service. He also served as a pastor of the Grace 
Bible Church in Dominguez, California. Quite a num- 
ber were saved here, both of adults and children. 
While there, the church was organized and incorpor- 
ated, and a~ small building was erected. 




S. Herbert B& 



us many souls, and no doubt many more than could be 
visibly numbered. All other things mentioned were 
but secondary and incident to the primary purpose of 
establishing a Brethren Church in Cleveland, which 
purpose was to bear a faithful witness for the Lord in 
a place of spiritual darkness and to win souls for Him. 

Inseparably linked with this great work in its early 
days were many personalities, all of whom are well 
known to our wonderful Lord, Who will in due time 
both honor and reward them for their faithfulness 
and their labors of love for Himself and His Church. 

We thank God for the privilege which was ours to 
have been but one of the many who labored together 
with God for the establishing of that church. We 
further praise Him for the love, devotion, faithfulness, 
patience and generosity which Cleveland Brethren 
showed for their first pastor. 

A new chapter is now being written in the history 
of the Cleveland work, and we rejoice with them in 
the manner in which God's hand has been so favorably 



resting upon both pastor and people. Brethren all over 
America will rejoice in the good news that Brother 
Lepp and his people have in a real act of faith become 
a self-supporting church. 

Should the Lord tarry in His coming, we anticipate 
many glorious chapters filled with victories from the 
Lord, to be written in her history. And in heaven, 
someday, we can more fully go into those "early days 
of the Cleveland church." 



LIFE AT HOME 

A pastor who was commending religion to a boy ex- 
pressed the hope that he would give his heart to Christ 
in his youth. "Religion is a continual joy," said he. 
"Look at your sister, Sarah. How much that dear girl 
enjoys her religion!" "Yes," replied the boy, "Sarah 
may enjoy her religion, but nobody else in the house 
does." The ideal Christian life in the home will make 
religion enjoyable to all its inmates." — Record of Chris- 
tian Work. 



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The Waterloo Church has experienced a real time 
of growth during the last four months. There has been 
a large increase in church attendance at all services. 
Sunday School attendance has risen to close to the 
200 mark. Twelve decisions for Christ have been made 
and as many baptized. They have raised $1,000 toward 
the purchase of a parsonage, had their largest Thanks- 
giving Offering, and have also received their largest 
offering for Grace Seminary. 

The background of all this achievement has been a 
Rally Day spirit which has continued all f aU. It worked 
so well and is so simple that it is produced here hoping 
that the idea may help some other church group; Cuts 
of the pastor. Brother Arnold Kriegbaum, the Sunday 
School Superintendent, Louis E. Deits, as well as re- 
productions of some of the posters used are grouped in 
one setting herewith. 

Brother Deits was the originator of the idea. He is 
a tireless and faithful worker in the Waterloo Church, 



and his pastor calls him 'The humble deacon'. Brother 
Deits is at the wheel of the church and Sunday School 
bus each Sunday morning, and counts it a privilege to 
find new boys and girls to add to his bus load. A cut 
of him and some of his boys who come on the bus are 
shown. 

The big poster, 28x44, "You can't spell vic-T-ory with 
an absen-T," was displayed prominently in the audi- 
torium where it had the desired effect, attracting much 
attention. On the day the Rally was held, an indoor 
picture was taken of the entire school. The room was 
almost full. During the following week a postcard 
showing a bugler at the end of the card, and the words: 

ATTENTION! 
Your picture will be on display next Sunday at 
10:00 A. M. at the Grace Brethren Church. Be 
sure and see it for it is really good. 

L. E. Deits, S. S. Supt. 
was sent out to all who were on the Sunday School roll. 




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The goal of 200 for the first Rally Day was not 
achieved. The pastor was quite disappointed. Then 
the idea of having another Rally Day with the purpose 
of actually reaching the goal was planned for De- 
cember 5th. It was hoped bad weather would not hin- 
der the second day as it did the first. However the 
second day was planned as a sort of surprise on the 
pastor. Everything was to be done without his knowl- 
edge or help. 

The following paragraph appeared in the next 
bulletin: "Remember December 5th, BUT DON'T TELL 
THE PASTOR! The pastor would like to know— Why 
Not? One sneak attack was made on December 7th at 
Pearl Harbor, and now we are to have another in 
Waterloo! We are warned this time that something 
is coming — but what? Mr. Deits, please tell!" 

The next bulletin came out with this: 

Remember December 5th, BUT DON'T TELL THE 
PASTOR. Well, next Sunday someone will have to tell 
him, for next Sunday is the DAY! We are ready for 
almost anything. We are for it — whatever it is. 
REMEMBER DECEMBER 5TH. 

Then Brother Deits sent out another postcard to all. 
This went out the week before December 5th. Following 
is a copy: 

Dear Friend: Oct. 31 we had a "Rally Day" with a 
goal of 200 — we just missed it by 10. Rev. Kreigbaum 
worked hard for 200 and I believe was a little disap- 
pointed, so we have planned a "Surprise Day" next 
Sunday the 5th without him knowing it. 

Here is the "dope." We want at least 225 at Sunday 
School. A copy of this card is being sent to everyone 
whose address we have. Every one will have a number; 
yours is 112. There will be no other No. 112, so be there. 
We are having a photographer come to take a picture 
of the entire group. A big enlargement will be put in 
the church the folowing Sunday. You will want to be 
in it. Now let's all come. 

Remember December 5 at 10 A. M. and Don't tell the 
Pastor! 

Lew Deits, S. S. Supt. 
October 31, the first Rally Day, was a bad day with 
rain and mud. The goal of 200 was not reached. They 
were just 10 short. That was not bad at all, but it 
wasn't the goal. Awards ranging from Christ books to 
wall mottoes were given to those who brought others. 
For boys a wallet with the imprint of Christ looking 
over Jerusalem was given. Even though the goal was 
not reached, it was a blessed day. The whole building 
was alive with cards, posters and mottoes. 

Between October 31 and December 5 all of the 
features shown here were developed. On December 5 
the high mark of 192 was reached. This time the 'flu' 
epidemic was on and many were ill in bed. Storms and 
flu combined to hold up the goal but now a new goal 
of 250 by Easter time has been set. We believe they will 
make it, flu or no flu, this time. 

5000 

The greatest sorrow may be a small price to pay for an 
enlarged sympathy. 




THERE 



ACROSS THE NATION 

ROANN MEETING 

This is the first report of its kind coming from Ro- 
ann, Indiana. In fact, this was the first series of 
meetings held by this new group. Several families of 
true-blue Brethren from the Roann district were elim- 
inated (perhaps a better word would be "liquidated") 
at the now famous Indiana District Conference where 
the machinery for setting out those who refused to 
support Ashland College was perfected. Afterward they 
had no place to go to church. Of course they might 
have started a lawsuit but did not choose to do so! 
They attended various Brethren churches at a dis- 
tance for several years. About a year ago they got to- 
gether and decided to start their own meetings. At 
first they met in homes, but finally they rented a 
vacated furniture store. Then they obtained a Grace 
Seminary student to preach for them on Sundays. 
Since then things have taken on a touch of perman- 
ency. 

Brother and Sister Lynn Schrock now pastor this 
little group. Lynn attends Grace Seminary during the 
week and spends his week-ends at Roann seeking to 
build up that work. He has gathered together about 
thirty boys and girls from the "Children's Happy Bible 
Hour." They meet each Friday afternoon in a part of 
the church building. They are one live bunch of 
youngsters and no question. Mrs. Schrock is a gradu- 
ate of Moody Bible Institute and is trained in children's 
work. She is also a great aid to the work as pianist 
for the church services. 

The meetings began with an attendance of about 25 
or 30, and it went up and down quite a bit, but on the 
whole it got larger. Weekends and Sundays saw fine 
crowds. 

We had the assistance of Brother and Sister Leo 
Polman and Brother and Sister Robert Ashman for 
song leaders. A number of musicians and singers came 
down from the Seminary during the meetings and 
helped a lot. We certainly appreciated them. 

The pastor and I did as much visiting as we could 
on week ends and, on other days, men of the congre- 
gation went with me. Two young men made decisions 
for Christ during the meeting. 

5000 

A MIGHTY GOD 

During an earthquake, a few years ago, the inhabit- 
ants of a small village were generally very much 
alarmed, but they v/ere at the same time surprised at 
the calmness and apparent joy of an old woman whom 
they all knew. At length one of them, addressing the 
old woman, said: "Mother, are you not afraid?" "No," 
said the good woman, "I rejoice to know that I have a 
God that can shake the world!" — New Century Leader. 



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Our home while in Roann was with Brother and 
Sister C. E. Baker. This home is a bulwark for the new 
v/ork. We enjoyed our stay there and will not soon 
forget all the kindness bestowed upon us. 

There is real need of a testimony for Christ in 
Roann. There is need for a group of people who stand 
for the whole Gospel and have a passion for souls. 
May our Father God bless Brother Schrock and his 
people and enable them to build a strong church be- 
fore our Lord returns. 

MANSFIELD CALLS BERNARD SCHNEIDER 

Brother Henry Rempel became pastor of the Mans- 
field church in July and remained until January 1. On 
October 1 he resigned to take up the pastorate in 
Unicntown, Pennsylvania. While he was in Mansfield 
the work was blessed and some were added to the Lord. 

Brother Bernard Schneider, pastor at Washington, 
D. C, has accepted the Mansfield pastorate, to begin 
about April 15. Brother Ned Collingridge, a student at 
Grace Seminary, has been secured to care for the 
Mansfield work until Brother Schneider arrives on the 
field. Mansfield will not suffer in the meantime. It 
is one of our most promising fields and we look for 
great things from it in the future. 

NEW FIELD OPENED IN CANTON, OHIO— 

Brother Glenn O'Neal, pastor of the Canton Brethren 
Church, has been working in a new field in the north- 
ern part of his city. Since last May he has been hold- 
ing services in a building formerly used as a restaurant. 
It is located on highway No. 8 which leads from Canton 
to Akron. Immediately behind the meeting place lies 
a new district of Canton that has been built up during 
the last few years and has no church work whatever. 
It Ls the purpose of Brother O'Neal to reach that sec- 
tion for Christ by this new work. 

Recently, the local group called in the secretary of 
the Home Missions Council and asked that their field 
be considered as a new point by the Council. There are 
two families from the First Church of Canton plus the 
new folks who have been reached near the new loca- 
tion. The group is not large as yet, but they have real 
possibilities and that is the most essential considera- 
tion. A larger group without a field near at hand is 
not nearly so valuable. Since that time the District 
Mission Board and the Council have gotten together 
and, as a result, the Canton field has a new enterprise 
for Christ in Mt. Vernon district. 

On Sunday, January 23, the secretary was there to 
meet with the folk and study some of their problems. 
We believe that real progress will be made in the im- 
mediate future. The local people are showing the 
finest spirit of sacrifice that could be asked in pro- 
viding for the needs of the work. They plan to do 
thorough visitation of the neighborhood for the Sun- 
day School and also to reach adults for Christ. These 
people have a real spirit of confidence and enthusiasm, 
and there is much talent among them. God will use 
them in a mighty way. 

Brother Lawrence Lawlor, now a senior at Grace 
Seminary, and a very gifted young man, has been 
called to take over the work as pastor under the Coun - 
cil. He began work there on January 16, is enthused 



with the new work, and looks forward to the time when 
he will be able to move on the field with his family and 
spend all his time gathering in the sheaves. Brother 
Lawlor has a talented wife and three children. Pray 
for him and the field that God may speed the work of 
winning this community for Christ. Their goal is 40 
in the Sunday School by Easter. There are scores of 
children in the vicinity so we believe they will succeed 
in reaching this goal. Brother Lawlor has already made 
plans for visiting on weekends while there. Brother 
Tom Robinson the genial Sunday School Superintend- 
ent, is cooperating with the pastor in this end of the 
work. God bless them all! 

CANTON CHURCH REDUCES DEBT— 

When Brother Glenn O'Neal went to Canton from 
Grace Seminary as pastor three eyars ago, there re- 
mained a building debt of $9,000. To date, $3,000 has 
been cleared off. On Sunday, January 23, the con- 
gregation planned to pay as much as they could of the 
remaining $6,000. The secretary was asked to help in 
this effort and was glad to have a part. About $3,500 
of the debt was raised that day, without any high 
pressure at all being applied. We believe that before 
twelve months pass this congregation will pay off the 
balance which remains and that there will be real 
celebration one year from last Sunday. 

We appreciated this invitation from Canton. It is 
always a pleasure to return for fellowship with them. 
Several successful evangelistic campaigns have been 
held there and we count some of our warmest friends 
among the congregation. It was a pleasure to fellow- 
ship with Brother O'Neal again and to share the hos- 
pitality of his home. Sister O'Neal is a very gracious 
hostess. Brother O'Neal has done a fine work in the 
Canton Church and it is a privilege to work with him. 

TRACY HITS A HIGH POINT— 

We have just received a report from our church in 
Tracy, California, where Brother Tom Hammers is 
pastor. It shows that the church, which is still under 
the Council, has just 51 members. It also shows one 
outstanding bit of news: They received a total of 
$5,088.32 during the year of 1943. We could hardly be- 
lieve our eyes when we read it, but there it is in black 
and white. They have lowered the debt to a mere $450 
and expect to clear the remainder next July. Now 
they are making plans for attaining the standing of a 
fully self-supporting congregation shortly after the 
debt is paid. The way things have been going out there 
during the last year or so, we don't doubt but that they 
will realize their aim. The pastor is now planning a 
real campaign for reaching the unsaved in Tracy. May 
showers of blessing fall upon them and a great revival 
break out in the town. 

HERMAN BAERG REPORTS HIS START 
AT BEAVER CITY 

It was the afternoon of December 15 when we 
rolled into Beaver City, rejoicing in the fact that we 
had finally reached our destination. Our hearts were 
filled with praise and thanksgiving to our God for the 
marvelous way in which He had cared for us on our 
journey. The way we were loaded down, we expected 
almost anything. Whenever we stopped for gas or 
meals, and people would learn how far we were going, 



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we would see a look of sympathy creep over their faces, 
and finally they would reply, "You've got a long way 
to go yet. Good luck to you!" They were justified in 
their actions and kind words for we really did have a 
heavy load. I was reminded of the days when our fore- 
fathers traveled west in their covered wagons. Our 
two-wheel trailer was loaded so high that we had to 
inquire for garages with high doors when we stopped 
for the night. 

Having located the parsonage, we began to unload, 
when a man not a member of the church, came and 
offered a helping hand. Things were carried in quickly 
after that. We were taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
C. D. Miller for a delicious chicken dinner which, of 
course, was not hard to take. 

Little "Dickie" became ill that evening, with a tem- 
perature of 103 — the beginning of the measles. We 
praise the Lord for keeping them off until we arrived, 
for had he became ill on the trip we would have been 
detained at least a week. 

December 19 was our first Sunday here. Forty were 
present for Sunday School and a few more came in for 
the morning worship service. At the evening service 
there were about 35 in attendance. Although we did 
not have a large crowd, we had a group that was eager 
and willing to go forward for the Lord — a group that 
loves the Lord and is zealous for Him. The thing which 
impressed me mo.st was that through all the years of 
being without a pastor, these people had carried on and 
had a fine group of young people who were anxious 
to serve the Lord. After the evening service, some of 
them came to me and asked whether they could have 
a young people's Bible class, and they greatly rejoiced 
when they were assured of the fact that a class would 
be held for them. 

The following Sunday evening we organized a High 
School Christian Endeavor with a fine group present. 
The Young People have their Bible study on Wednes- 
day evening at the parsonage. On Thursday evening, 
the adults meet for Bible study and prayer and we 
have certainly been having a blessed time with these 
folk around the Word of God. We have also organized 
a class for the Young Married People, and are having 
good results. Services have been well attended, having 
had as high as 65 in the evening service, with six other 
churches holding services in town at the same time. 

We seem to be so far removed from other Brethren. 
Portis, Kansas is the nearest church, and is about 100 
miles. We urge all you Brethren as you travel from east 
to west or vice versa, to stop and see us. 

We praise the Lord for calling us to this field of 
service, and covet your prayers that under God we 
may have the joy of leading many precious souls to the 
Lord Jesus Christ. 

Yours in His Service, 

Herman J. Baerg. 



REMEMBER 

Whenever a church has begun to think about itself 
and forgotten the world outside, that church has be- 
gun to decay! It's the old challenge before us — "Either 
bum out — or rust out! 



Blaine Snyder 
^reeport Mich. 



•-t •• 



APPRECIATION 

The Eureka Jubilee Singers have been kept in almost 
continuous engagements since the first of September 
in Brethren Churches associated with the National 
Fellowship. We desire to thank all congregations in 
which we have sung the Gospel for their splendid co- 
operation and their generosity. We cannot too highly 
express our appreciation of the fellowship we have en- 
joyed in these churches. We especially desire to express 
our great joy for the wonderful meetings we had in the 
First Brethren Church of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It 
was there that we gave the special flag service and also 
the army camp service. In that meeting there were 
a number of confessions and some rededications. We 
felt that this would be the best way for us to express 
our genuine gratitude to you. To one and all we say, 
"Thank you." 

After the first of January, the singers will be on their 
way to the Pacific coast. There they will be singing 
in several Brethren Churches, including the Long 
Beach Church. 

Signed: Miss Esther Gaskin. 



THE CHURCH 

The church is to encircle the globe with the Gospel 
of Christ, and to preach salvation through faith in 
Christ to all men in every nation. The church itself 
is to be a representative body and is to be composed 
of members from every nation, people, kindred and 
tongue. Rev. 5:9-10. 






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Volume 6— No. 8 



EDUCATIONAL NUMBER 



February 26, 1944 




THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




THEOLOGICAL 
SEMINARY 



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Editorials by 
Professor Homer A. Kent 

and 
Professor Herman A. Hoyt 



SECOND SEMESTER OPENS 
AT SEMINARY 

Monday, January seventeenth, was registration day 
at Grace Seminary. Following a successful first sem- 
ester during which God smiled upon the school with 
bountiful blessings, the second semester opened with 
many reasons for thanksgiving and encouragement. 
With one exception all the students who had been 
enrolled during the first semester returned. In addi- 
tion five other students enrolled which brings the total 
enrollment up to forty-nine. Surely we have great 
reason to thank God and take heart. Such a large stu- 
dent body at a time when the demands of war are 
depleting the ranks of so many educational mstitu- 
tions must be an indication that God's hand is upon 
us for good. The evidence of this fact only increases 
the Seminary's responsibility. May not the question 
asked of another long ago apply also to our school, 
"Who knoweth whether thou art not come to the king- 
dom for such a time as this?" — H. A. K. 



SEMINARY DAY OF PRAYER 

Those who have the best interests of the Seminary 
at heart realize that if the institution is to be what 
God wants it to be, it must move forward upon its 
knees. No amount of training or scholastic attainment 
can be used as a substitute for a rich devotional life 
on the part of the school or the individuals who fre- 
quent its halls. Aware of this Grace Seminary seeks 
to give much place to prayer and praise and a devo- 
tional reading of the Word. In addition to the regular 
weekly prayer meetings held throughout the year, 
special prayer meetings at various times and prayer 
in the classrooms, a Day of Prayer is set apart at the 
middle of each year. Classes are suspended on this 
day and the entire day is given to seeking the face of 
God. 

God gave us a mountain-top experience again this 
year. Rev. Charles W. Mayes, pastor of the West Tenth 
Street Brethren Church of Ashland, Ohio, was with us 
not only on the Day of Prayer but during the entire 
week. His presence was a benediction. God used him 
to bring heart-searching messages which stimulated all 
who heard him to prayer and praise. Out of a back- 
ground of rich experience in the service of the Lord, 
he ministered to students and faculty from the precious 
Word of God. 



On the Day of Prayer itself, which was Thursday, 
January twentieth, three services were held. At each 
service Brother Mayes brought a short devotional mes- 
sage and then the group went to their knees in prayer. 
In the morning there seemed to fall upon the assembly 
a burden of confession at which time the things of sin 
and carelessness and indifference which hindered fel- 
lowship with God were cleared away. In the afternoon 
the note of praise was uppermost and attention seemed 
to be focussed upon the marvelous goodness and grace 
of God as they have been manifested in each life. It 
was a time of heavenly refreshing. Then in the eve- 
ning after the customary fellowship meal together, 
a glorious service of praise and petition was engaged 
in by the large group assembled. A multitude of re- 
quests were presented and a volume of prayer ascended 
to the throne of grace. 

The fragrance of such a day will linger long. It is 
like the sweet incense from off the golden altar which 
found its way into the very presence of God and which 
permeated the garments of the priests who ministered 
in the tabernacle. Such occasions serve to stress anew 
the glorious privileges that belong to the children of 
God and are a foretaste of that which awaits the saints 
in His eternal presence. — H. A. K. 



RECENT CHAPEL SPEAKERS 

In addition to Rev. Charles W. Mayes, it has been 
the privilege of the Seminary to have had several other 
speakers at the regular chapel services. Rev. Victor 
Sears, dynamic young pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Goshen, Indiana, Rev. Herman B. Centz, 
well known Hebrew Christian Bible teacher and repre- 
sentative of the American Board of Missions to the 
Jews, and Mr. Peter Stam III, general secretary of the 
Student Foreign Missions Fellowship, were among these 
.'speakers. During the visit of Mr. Stam a local chapter 
of the Foreign Missions Fellowship was organized in 
the Seminary with a goodly number of the students be- 
coming members. Mr. Lynn Shrock was chosen chair- 
man of the group and Marvin Goodman, Jr., secretary. 
This student missionary organization came into being 
eight years ago and according to Mr. Stam now has 
fifty-eight chapters in various colleges, seminaries and 
Bible Institutes of the country with a total enrollment 
of over 3500 members. These members are all either 
definitely called to missionary service or are vitally 
interested in this service. The purpose of the organ- 
ization is to provide a united fellowship of interest and 
prayer for those students who have the burden of mis- 
sions upon their hearts. It serves also to stimulate 
such interest in circles where as yet it is lacking. 

— H. A. K. 



TYPHOID EPIDEMIC IN 
NORTHERN INDIANA 

As this is being written an epidemic of typhoid fever 
is spreading in Northern Indiana. There are about 
one hundred and forty-six positive cases in the sixteen 
affected counties at present with the local county, 

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Foreien countries .$1.50 a year. ADMINISTRATION: Leo Polman, Secretary of Publications: Robert Gilbert. Office Manager. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 
Herman Hoyt, PIresident: BernarJ Schneider. Vice-President; R. D. Creea. Secretary; Homer .\. Kent, Troa.surer; Paul Bauman, Mrs. Charles Mayes, R e' 
Gingrich. L. L. (Irubb, A. L. Lynn. S. W. Link. EDITORS: Foreign Missions, Louis S. Bauman; Wojnen's Missionary Council. Mrs. Charles Mayes- Home 
Missions, R. Paul Miller ; Seminary, Alva J. McClain . 

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namely Kosciusko, among the three worst afflicted. 
One of the seminary students' wives, Mrs. Edward 
Lewis, has been seriously ill with the disease for several 
weeks but seems now to be improving. Miss Susan 
Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Miller, well 
known Brethren leaders, also has the disease. Every 
facility for tracking down the source of the epidemic 
is being employed by local, state, and national authori- 
ties. 

In order that the seminary students may be pro- 
tected, they, together with their wives and children, 
are being given inoculations against the disease. It 
takes three "shots" given a week apart to insure im- 
munization. Most of the students have been complain- 
ing of sore arms the past few days indicating a good 
"take." We trust that the Seminary may be spared an 
outbreak among the students and that the epidermic 
may soon be stamped out in all the affected areas. 
However, authorities warn us that it may take many 
weeks before the disease is arrested. This ought to be 
made a definite matter of prayer on the part of those 
who know how to pray. — H. A. K. 



MRS. DOWDY IMPROVING 

Mrs. J. Paul Dowdy, missionary to Argentina on fur- 
lough, submitted to a long needed operation on 
January tenth at McDonald Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana. 
She came through her experience nicely and at the end 
of two weeks was brought back to her home in Winona 
where she is convalescing and reports that the oper- 
ation was apparently successful. During the period 
that Sister Dowdy was in the hospital her two small 
boys, Roger and Jimmie, were cared for by Brother 
Dowdy's sister living near Roanoke, Virginia, and Mrs. 
Homer Kent of Winona. It has been such a blessing 
to have had the Dowdy family here in Winona during 
this school season. Brother Dowdy has been teaching 
a course in missionary Spanish for the benefit of those 
students who are looking toward missionary service in 
South America. We are glad to note that several of 
the Seminary students are carefully considering giving 
their lives to that neglected continent. The presence 
of the Dowdys at the school this year has had its in- 
fluence in this direction. — H. A. K. 



MEMORIAL NUMBER FOR DR. BEAL 

The Seminary is expecting to make the March edu- 
cational number of the Herald a memorial issue in 
honor of Dr. J. C. Beal who so recently departed to be 
with the Lord. For many reasons Grace Seminary is 
grateful to God tor Dr. Beal. He was always a true 
friend of the school and he virill be greatly missed by 
faculty and students alike. It was in his home in 
Ashland, Ohio, that the first plans were laid looking 
toward the establishment of Grace Seminary. While 
the school was located in Ellet, Ohio, he was a part 
time member of the faculty and since that time has 
ministered to the school in the chapel and in various 
other ways. Dr. Beal was also a member of the board 
of trustees of the seminary. We trust that the forth- 
coming issue may prove a real blessing to all our 
readers. — H. A. K. 



WHAT FOLKS SAY 

"Rev. William H. Schaffer, pastor of the Bethel 
Brethren Church of Berne, Indiana, writes the pastor 
(Dr. L. S. Bauman) to say, 'Brother Paul Miller and I 
.spent a few hours in Winona last week. It was examin- 
ation time. I looked over some of the questions, and if 
I have to know all the answers before I continue 
preaching, I better get back to school right now! And, 
I wish I could so arrange. Anyway, they are doing a 
great and thorough work at Grace. Brother McClain 
looks fine.' 

Doubtless there are some other preachers in the same 
boat. The pastor of the First Brethren Church of 
Long Beach wouldn't mind taking a year at Grace 
Seminary. We believe that it would put some polish 
on us and perhaps correct some of our theological 
errors. Anyway, we are glad for this testimony con- 
cerning Grace. And, depend upon it, the First Breth- 
ren Church of Long Beach is backing Grace Theo- 
logical Seminary to the limit. It is an institution 
absolutely vital to the cause of Christ which is going 
to be called upon to meet tremendous problems at the 
close of this war. If "the salt of the earth" is not to 
lose its savor and leave our poor sick old world without 
a remedy, institutions like Grace Theological Seminary 
are desperately needed. We do not regret one single 
dollar that has ever gone from the Long Beach Church 
for the support of that institution." — (Long Beach First 
Church Calendar). 



ANOTHER WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 

One of the interesting appearances of our day, that 
ke^ps clamoring for attention, is the so-called World 
Day of Prayer. Now no truly born-again believer and 
devout soul side-steps the opportunity to enter into 
prayerful communion with the one who saved his soul. 
And there is no truly sincere saint who finds anything 
more distasteful than pi-ayer which is empty, farcical, 
and a mockery before the One to whom prayer should 
be made. But those who are sensitive to the things of 
the Spirit cannot live long in any community of any 
size today without becoming alarmingly conscious that 
we have fallen on evil days. 

This holy exercise of the soul has provided the 
grounds for the most subtle attacks on the most preci- 
ous doctrines of the word of God as well as turning the 
exercise itself into a sham and a form without power 
and without purpose. Another World Day of Prayer is 
coming soon. On that day groups of people from all 
denominations and sects will gather in the various com- 
munities to put on a program so arranged to reduce 
prayer to the minimum and to devitalize the minimum. 
And the tragedy will be that many unsuspecting souls, 
whose eye is single to His glory, will fall into this snare 
of the Devil. 

A national organization whose power has become 
almost incalculable will have its slimy fingers on the 
very pulse of the leaders that day. Through its offices 
and agents literature will be placed in the hands of 
earnest souls, thi.s literature cleverly passing over the 
important matters like the Lord Jesus Christ, the only 



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way into the Father's presence; the lost condition of 
men and women apart from the saving power of 
Christ; and most of all, the one great need of the world, 
namely, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. In the place 
of these this literature will foster the universal Father- 
hood of God and the Brotherhood of Man. 

Certainly pastors and people who love the Lord Jesus 
Christ should be careful "to try the spirits whether 
they are of God: because many false prophets are gone 
out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: 
Evei-y spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come 
in the flesh, is of God: And every spirit that confesseth 
not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of 
God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye 
have heard that it should come; and even now already 
is it in the world" (1 John 4:1-3).— H. A. H. 



HE DOESN'T WANT PROHIBITION 
TO RETURN 

One of the features of those who belong to the world 
is the facility with which they can change the direc- 
tion of their course and still be going in the same gen- 
eral moral direction. This is true of those who belong 
to the world, because their supreme motive is selfish- 
ness. When one course of conduct fails longer to 
satisfy that motive, and the exact opposite does pro- 
vide this satisfaction, then they can easily reverse 
themselves without any difficulty and without any 
sense of shame. 

This is rather strikingly displayed by the message of 
a minister in Kansas City, Missouri, before 100 tavern 
owners in conference. Doubtless they knew their man 
or they wouldn't have asked him to make an address. 
But even they were surprised when he asserted that he 
didn't want prohibition to return, for there were too 
many ills associated with it, and that said tavern keep- 
ers could properly control the sale and consumption of 
liquor to alleviate undue drunkenness and at the same 
time safeguard their business. 

Now it is this sort of minister who several years ago 
was the one who was strongest for the prohibition 
movement. But the sole motive then was selfish, for 
the cleaning up of the world apart from Christ would 
satisfy the pride of the human heart. But now ideals 
have changed, drinking is the order of the day, and it 
is only too evident men failed to achieve what they 
thought they could do without Christ. So very cleverly 
the human heart constructs an even more difficult 
plan of action, namely that of controlling the con- 
sumption of liquor when it flows freely. If this is pos - 
sible, then man will have more right than ever to 
boast.— H. A. H. 



CHILD EVANGELIST 

Word has Just been received that Rev. Frank Colman, 
Jr., pastor of the new Brethren work in Firestone Park, 
Akron, Ohio has taken on the additional work of Child 
Evangelist among the churches of Cleveland. This work 
is sponsored by the Christian Business Men's Commit- 
tee of Cleveland and the reports are that Brother Col- 
man is experiencing fine cooperation and encouraging 
support from all of the churches there. 



CORRECTION 

The following letter from Rev. George Richardson 
will be self explanatory and the news is welcomed by 
all who knows him. 

Dear Brethren in Christ, 

There is an erroneous report throughout the brother- 
hood that I ym an invalid and will be for some time 
and that I have left the Gospel ministry. I am not an 
invalid and I have not left the ministry of the Word. 
The fact is I am feeling fine and am ready to be used 
in any capacity that the Lord sees fit to use me. 

I would appreciate it very much if you would make 
the above facts known through your publication at a 
very early date. It seems as though the rumor that 
spread like wildfire got its first impetuous through a 
news item appearing several months ago that I had 
been anointed. It is true that I was anointed and did 
resign my Glendale pastorate. I did not resign because 
of ill health but because I felt definitely led of the 
Lord to do so. The Lord definitely answered prayer in 
my behalf physically and provided the means for me 
to take a period of rest that I needed. 

Thanking you in advance for your courtesy in this 
matter, I am, 

Your brother in Christ Jesus, 
George M. Richardson 
1611 N. Highland Ave., 
Glendale, 2, California. 



REMEMBER 

Keep sweet! Keep quiet! Keep smiling! Keep mov- 
ing! Keep confidence! Keep faith! Keep your temper! 
Keep your tongue! All of which you can do if you will 
let Christ keep you! 



It is not much use to go to church unless you get 
out of the church something you are going to give out 
somewhere else." — Rev. Lyman Abbott. 



"There is not a shaft in the quiver of the devil but 
has been fired at the Bible and failed." 

Ol yo44A, eku^ick iOO%? 

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bpen mentioned earlier in this 
i^Mie Grace Theological Sem- 
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I speuil way h.v Kev. Mayes 
Uinng Its Week of Prayer. 
This article is a brief resume 
nf the liigh points of ReT. 
.Mayes' sermons during that 
week. Each point is potent 
and we trust that these mes- 
sages will bless the. heart of 
every reader as they did 
ours.) 



IN consideration of the basis of effective petitions to 
the throne of grace, two passages from the Word 
stand out as great guiding truths. 

"And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will 
I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If 
ye shall ask any thing in my name I will do it." (John 
14:13, 14). 

". . . Ye have not because ye ask not. Ye ask, and 
receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume 
it upon your lusts" (James 3:2b, 3). 

Placing these two remarkable passages side by side, 
we are reminded of several great principles concern- 
ing effective petition. 

1. If we want our prayers answered, we must avoid 
all traces of the mechanical. Some people pray by 
habit. It becomes a little form through which to go, 
and a little duty to be carried out. If prayers are 
effective our hearts must be in them. Prayer-wheel 
monotony is displeasing to God, even without the 
prayer-wheel. 

2. If we want our prayers answered, we must avoid 
all praying for self glory. This is the place where every 
Christian rich and poor, high and low honored or un- 
known must search his heart. We need to ask just why 
we are praying for this particular matter. If it is for 
self glory, we had better change the subject of dis- 
cussion with the Lord. 

3. If we want our prayers answered, we must avoid 
all sham. How about that long prayer in the prayer 
meeting? How about the one in the routine program 
of the morning service? Did you really mean it? Were 
you not praying as much for the benefit of the earthly 
listeners as for the Lord? 

4. If we want to get our prayers answered we must 
avoid anything and everything which would take the 
preeminence away from the Lord Jesus Christ. For 

what have we been praying? Have we been asking God 
to give us something primarily for our own welfare? 
Did we ask for that prominent position? Was our ask- 
ing for the purpose of putting us in well with our 



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friends, or with the Lord? Did we ask Him for the 
place of valedictorian? Did we ask Him for a big 
church somewhere? Now if we ask Him for these 
things, did we do it for His glory or for our own? 

5. If we want our prayers answered they must be 
offered in faith. Much of our praying is with very 
little faith. If God would answer immediately we might 
be surprised. Some praying is so vague and abstract 
that an accurate answer would be impossible. Effective 
praying is according to God's sure written Word. God 
puts the promise in His Word, He puts the understand- 
ing in our hearts, and the petition on our lips. Thus 
God answers our petitions. Such an effective petition 
becomes God's abundant provision for the needs of a 
dependent soul. 

6. If we want our prayers answered they must not 
put God "on the spot." To claim a promise out of its 
Scriptural setting, and then talk glibly about God giv- 
ing anything vfs ask regardless of our motive, is 
embarrassing to God. Such unholy boldness with God 
is not prayer. 

7. If we want our prayers answered we must be 
sensitive to our greatest needs first. Many people only 
ask for "things." The Apostle Paul made this clear 
when he told the believers the burden of his petitions 
for them. 

Paul prayed that the Lord would grant blessings to 
His people "according to the riches of his glory." 

That believers might "be strengthened with 
might by His Spirit in the inner man. 

That "Christ might dwell" in their hearts 
by faith. 

That they might be "rooted and grounded in 
love." 

And be abJe to "comprehend the breadth, 
length, depth and height" of His marvelous 
grace. 

And to "know the love of God which pass- 
eth knowledge." 

And be "filled with all the fullness of God." 

When we know the meaning of asking and receiving 
on this basis, we will not ask amiss. We will also under- 
stand "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that 
I will do that the Father may be glorified in the Son." 



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NEWS 




Student 



John G. Balyo, 

Student Body President 

Grace Theological Seminary 



Sterling, Ohio: Two students from Grace Seminary 
will unite in an evangelistic effort in tiie First Breth- 
ren Church of Sterling. April 2-9. The Pastor is Mark 
Malles, and the Evangelist will be Pat Henry. For this 
pre-Easter series of meetings the Pastor has requested 
the prayers of the Brethren. "Brethren, pray for us." 



Pierceton, Indiana: From a missionary candidate for 
South America, who at present is serving a church in 
Pierceton, comes this pleasant tid-bit of good news. 
Two young people have made public decisions for 
Christ. Brother Nile Fisher believes this to be but the 
precursor of a more widespread spiritual awakening in 
the Church and community. Pray God, that the 
change of atmosphere which Brother Fisher has noted, 
might be so charged with spiritual power that Pierce- 
ton shall know in an emphatic way of our Lord and 
Saviour Jesus Ciirist. 



Flora, Indiana: Here's a musical note from the Flora 
Brethren. The Ambassadors of Grace Quartet, accom- 
panied by Professor Herman A. Hoyt, journeyed to 
Flora for a Wednesday night service, January 26th. 
They followed in the wake of the Jubilee Singer^, who 
riiinistered there in the early Fall. Fine music with 
real spiritual content, has always been a means of 
expressing those feelings of love and adoration we hold 
for our blessed Lord. Christian music should never be 
mere entertainment, should it? 



Winona. Lake, Indiana: The nurses at Grace Semin- 
ary, Mrs. Lawrence Lawlor, Miss Dorothy Hay and Mrs. 
Wayne Beaver, have found it possible to use their 
training this year in a real service unto the Lord. In 
the Illness of Mrs. Lewis, which but for the grace of 
God in answer to prayer would have proved fatal, they 
laboured faithfully and gladly. Is not this worthy of 
note? 



Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio: Here's a bit more extended 
word from Pastor Russell Ward. 

"Grace Brethren Church of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 
has much for which to praise the Lord in recent weeks. 
Its first birthday occurred in the middle of November, 
which of course, was an event of thanksgiving for the 
trials, victories, and blessings of the past twelve 
months. 

"One of the greatest recent blessings was a candle- 
light rededication service, held the evening of January 
2nd. The Lord was manifestly present, and the result- 
ing testimonies were heart-warming to the fullest. This 
meant much to the spiritual life of those \ Ho attended. 



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"Another milestone was passed on January 23rd, for 
that day marked the first communion service ever held 
by 'Grace Church.' With the exception of two folk who 
were ill, the entire membership was present, with a 
number of loyal friends, one of whom had never before 
participated in a Brethren communion. Each one pres- 
ent gave testimony to what this first communion meant 
to them. Thanks be to the Lord for His goodness, 'for 
his mercy endureth forever.' 

"Plans are under way for some remodeling in the 
near future, that there may be even better facilities 
tor worship. Out of a building which once housed a 
chain -grocery, will one day come a beautiful 'little white 
church on the corner.' if the Lord tarry, which by His 
grace will bring glory to the Saviour's name." 



Wadsworth, Ohio: On January 16, 1944, a new Breth- 
ren testimony was opened in the El Commodore Build- 
ing on West College Avenue. A rally of 135 friends of 
the district Brethren Churches was held to inaugurate 
the new work. The members boast of the nicest mis- 
sion chapel in the territory and invite you to come and 
see for yourself. The field, says Pastor Willis Bishop, 
is an excellent one in which to witness; and the group 
is expecting great things of the Lord. 



Argos, Indiana: A Pastor, a missionary candi- 
date speaks: Arthur Nickel. "Is there any thing too 
hard for the Lord?" (Gen. 18:14). We praise God for 
this great opportunity of learning more of our blessed 
Lord and Saviour Jesus here at Grace Seminary. 
Though the pathway may seem a little rought at times 
the Lord is faithful in always going before and "mak- 
ing the crooked places straight." 

In our little country church near Argos, Indiana, we 
have seen the Lord speaking through His Word and 
drawing many closer to Himself. Yet there are those 
who seem to be very difficult to reach. Will you pray 
with us that God will lay upon our hearts the right 
message to win them to Christ? Pray also that we as 
a church may have a greater zeal and compassion for 
those that are lost and living in darkness. 

Lord willing we will have a two weeks Revival Service 
beginning on March the 12th. For this we seek an in- 
terest in your prayers. 

As pastor my earnest desire is that I might be a liv- 
ing testimony of the Grace of God. 

We are still looking forward with great anxiety to 
the day when the door shall open for us to go to Africa, 
there to minister to the people in "waiting" for the 
message of Salvation. 



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Greetings in the name of our blessed Lotd! As pas- 
tor and people we greet you from Listie, Pennsylvania. 
This is our first time to send a news report from 
Listie to the Herald, but in nowise does it mean we 
have not seen the Lord's blessing in our community. 

Listie is a typical Pennsylvania village. It has 180 
families within a radius of one mile. The Brethren 
Church is the spiritual center of the community. There 
are two other small churches in the area but neither 
has a resident pastor. 

The Listie Church is one of the very oldest in our 
Brotherhood, having just passed its 51st anniversary. 
It is just twelve miles north of Berlin, a town of his- 
torical fame in the infancy of the Progressive group. 
Just sixteen months ago it called Phillip J. Simmons, 
then pastor at Fremont, Ohio, as its first resident pas- 
tor. For 17 years prior to this, the congregation had 
been pastored by H. W. Nowag, who resided in Johns- 
town and devoted his week days to employment there. 

Brother Nowag, who brought the congregation to the 
place where it called a full time man, was a much 
loved and highly esteemed pastor. He had a remark- 
able ministry in Listie, considering that he never de- 
voted his full time to the work or resided in the com- 
munity. 

When the present pastor arrived, Sunday evening 
worship services were announced at once. These have 
met with a very favorable response. A Friday-night 
Young Peoples' Fellowship was sponsored last year 
with about thirty young people of high school age re- 
sopnding. A few months later, two C. E.'s. were or- 
ganized, which have proven to be a bee hive of activity 
among the youth of our congregation. The community 
was found to be conducive to a "Sunshine Hour," so 
one has been conducted at 4 p. m. once each week 
during the school terms. Attendance has averaged 
from 40 to 55 boys and girls of grade school age. It has 
proved a real blessing. Considering the problems of 



war-time, our attendances have shown fine progress. 

bur 50th anniversary was celebrated October 27th 
to November 8th, 1942, by two weeks of pre-annivers- 
ary evangelistic services with Rev. Arthur Malles as 
evangelist. This was climaxed by an anniversary serv- 
ice with Rev. A. L. Lynn bringing the message. This 
past October, Rev. Harold Mayer served as our evange- 
list for two weeks, at which time the Lord very graci- 
ously blessed us with good meetings. During this period 
there have been 29 decisions resulting in membership, 
not including those which did not unite with church, 
or those already within membership. 

Last Easter the church enjoyed a Missionary Con- 
ference. Rev. Chauncey Sheldon and Miss Ruth Snyder 
were speakers. The inability of Mrs. Sheldon to be 
present was regretted in that she is the "adopted" 
missionary of this church. 

In May, the Listie Young People served as hosts to 
the District Over-night Young People's Rally. It was 
a new adventure for the church to entertain a district 
gathering. With comparative ease 78 were housed, and 
150 served for the two meals. This was a grand rally, 
with Rev. Peter Stover of Philadelphia as guest 
speaker. 

In June, a Daily Vacation Bible School was organized 
with a staff of 15 and we rejoice in a two-week aver- 
age of 107. 

Other speakers have been Prof. Herman Hoyt, Rev. 
Kenneth Ashman, and Rev. Garner Hoyt. The Eureka 
Jubilee Singers and the Polman's have brought their 
talent to our community. Eiven Bjornstad, the Nor- 
wegian tenor, is booked for March 1st. 

The Lord has blessed the church financially. The 
weekly outlay for pastor's salary has been more than 
doubled. In spite of this added responsibility, the con- 
gregation increased its foreign missionary offering by 
giving an offering of $935. It has more than doubled 
its giving to Home Missions, wth an offering of $348.07. 
The interests of publications, seminary and district 
missions have each been remembered. The church has 
also found itself able to spend over $500 on improve- 
ments, consisting of a hardwood floor, flood lights for 
auditorium, painting of the basement, and an exterior 
bulletin board. It has a parsonage fund of $800 to date. 

Not forgetting the problems, as we reflect back upon 
the blessings of the Lord we can only say, "Praise His 
dear name," and in the same breath lift our petition to 
Him to help us as church and pastor to be more effect- 
ual m the great work of reaching the lost for Him. 
Phillip J. Simmons, pastor. 



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A NEW BRETHREN CHURCH 
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 

On November 1. 1943, we entered the Pasadena 
Area as Executive Field Evangelist under the direc- 
tion of the District Mission Board of the Brethren 
Conference of California. A group of interested 
Brethren had been meeting for several months prior 
to this to study the Bible and mutually encourage 
each other in the Lord. 

We took charge of this Bible Class for a few weeks 
and on November 15 rented a hall and held our 
meetings there. On December 1, Sunday evening 
services were started. On January 1, 1944, a Sunday 
School and a morning church service were added. 
Within a couple of weeks a Christian Endeavor So- 
ciety was organized. 

A combined Bible Conference and Victory Revival 
was held from January 23 to February 6, with Dr. L. 
S. Bauman giving two prophetic lectures, Dr. Paul 
R. Bauman giving two studies in archaeology; and 
Rev. Roy Laurin giving two devotional studies. We 
delivered the Sunday morning sermon and all the 
evangelistic sermons during the second week. Harry 
Bundy and the three Gates Sisters presented special 
musical numbers on the solovox, marimba, and vibra- 
harp, together with singing. One thousand cards 
were mailed or given out personally and fifty inches 
of newspaper space were used in three local news- 
papers to give publicity to this Conference. 

The Lord has marvelously supplied all the equip- 
ment for our meetmg place, which seats 125. It is a 
Spanish-type building and well adapted for use as 
an auditorium. The rugs were all gifts. New steel 
chairs were loaned by the First Brethren Church, of 
Los Angeles. A good piano, tables, Venetian blinds for 
the large front window, curtains, tract rack, gas 
heater, new song books, were all given to the Lord 
for His use here. Whenever anything was needed, it 
was almost immediately given. There was a "willing 
mind" and "the people had a mind to work." The 
Lord has wondrously supplied finances, so that we 
have lacked nothing. Even the government, after two 
months' negotiation, has granted the use of gas. Now 
we have both fuel oil and gas stoves. God has shown 
His approval of this new work with material bless- 
ings. Twenty-five Brethren are co-operating at 
present. Eighteen have already become Charter 
Members, and more are intending to do so. A church 
will be organized February 15. Among the members 
are a number of trained leaders for the various essen- 
tial offices. 

We have never worked with a more separated, 
spiritual, and unified group of Brethren. "The unity 
of the Spirit in the bond of peace" has been main- 
tained at all times and in all things. Souls are being 
saved! 

The Sunday School has increased 40% during the 
first month, and the Sunday evening services have 
increased 60%. There are visitors at practically every 
service. 

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South Pasadena, Alhambra, and San Marino. The site 
for the new church has not yet been chosen. It will 
be built as soon as priority has been established. The 
field is large, needy, and ready for the harvest. 

A call has been issued for a pastor to take full charge 
by March 1, if possible. The Lord has so unmistakably 
shown His approval of this particular field that the 
Board and the Pasadena members have no hesitancy in 
organizing a church and calling a full time pastor to 
the work within three months of the opening of this 
new field. 

Charles H. Ashman 
P. O. Box 310 
Whittier, California 



BEAVER CITY, NEBRASKA 

We feel highly favored in that the Brethren Home 
Missions Council, through the leading of the Lord, sent 
the Baerg's to Beaver City to work among us. 

When Brother Miller visited this church last October, 
while on his trip West, he remarked, "I have in mind 
a man whom I think would fit in nicely to work among 
your people." This man proved to be Herman J. Baerg, 
who, with his fine family, is now in the field. Brother 
and Sister Baerg are now in the harness after a tedious 
trip from Ohio, having arrived December 14, 1943. 

It seems a long time to us since we have had the help 
from a pastor's wife which we are enjoying at this 
time. Brother and Sister Baerg are giving freely of 
their musical talents. In that, as well as in other ave- 
nues, we have much cause for rejoicing. 

A real forward step in interest and attendance is 
noticeable, even in so short a time. We are looking for- 
ward to an improvement over present conditions since 
attendance has been lowered by flu in the past month. 
This is clearing up, so we are hoping everything will 
be back to normal soon. 

Interest has been shown by the presence of people 
from other denominations at the Sunday evening serv- 
ices, when there were no services in their own churches. 

Remember the Beaver City church in your prayers. 
— Mrs. C. D. Miller 

5000 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT 

The devil never asks anybody to go farther than the 
next corner with him at first." 



"If any man will come after me, let him deny 
himself, and take up his cross, and follow me" Mat- 
thew 16:24. 



If this were your last day on earth, would it be one 
to help prepare your place in heaven? 



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By Dr. Louis S. Bauman, Editor 



THE EASTER CALL 

Once again the call goes forth to all our Brethren 
Churches interested in giving the bread of life to the 
famishing millions of the great dark continent, Africa, 
and to "The Neglected Continent," South America, to 
bring their foreign missionary tithes and offerings into 
the treasury to which those who go must look for 
sustenance. All monies received in the Secretary- 
Treasurer's office at 1925 E. 5th St., Long Beach 4, Cali- 
fornia, between the dates of March 1st and June 1st 
will be reckoned as part of the Easter Offering. 

The editor has no doubt but that we shall receive 
the largest Easter Offering in the history of the 
Brethren Church. It would not surprise us should it 
reach a total of $100,000, although we are not setting 
any figure as a goal. The Lord knows the need that we 
will face during the coming year, and He will provide 
for that need. 

There will be a goodly balance in our treasury as the 
fiscal year comes to its close, and with the coming 
Easter Offering the Foreign Missionary Society will be 
in a position to meet any and every demand that will 
be made upon us for new buildings, new automobiles 
and new missionaries. If the war, as it involves Europe, 
shall come to its close, as is expected, within the next 
few months, and the lanes across the sea are opened 
up so that they can be freely traveled once again, the 
heaviest demands upon our treasury ever yet made 
will be made. 

This is due to the fact that our automobile equip- 
ment, so essential to success on both fields, will have to 
be renewed; and that sort of equipment in these days 
on foreign fields costs a great sum of money. We were 
fortunate in securing recently through a friendly 
French government a new Dodge truck, but it cost us 
$3,000. Brother Jobson cabled that it was absolutely 
necessary to secure this car if the work was not to 
practically "go off its pegs," so far as travel on the 
field is concerned. We got the car. And, all the other 
automobile equipment we have in Africa is simply 
ready for the junk pile— "junk" that in its better days 
has done yeoman service for Christ. 

On another page we have called attention to the 
need of new Bible Coach equipment in the Argentine. 

If our Foreign Missionary Society is to do the work 
God called us to do in the Province of Cordoba, which 



Province has been practically committed to our care 
in the Argentine, we must begin to think of the build- 
ing of several nev/ buildings in the near future. Then 
again, we face the problem of establishing some sort 
of a training school in the Argentine for the national 
pastors. Some of these days our North American work- 
ers may be ordered to leave the Argentine. As to that, 
God alone knows, but there are ominous clouds in the 
sky. Should they have to come home, even for a sea- 
son of a few years, they must leave behind them a 
strong consecrated, virile Brethren ministry if our work 
in that land is not to perish. We need additional work- 
ers for Argentina, and we need them badly. We thank 
the Lord that He has called two fine young people to 
offer their lives for that work, as we have just learned. 
(Read their story elsewhere in this magazine.) 

A group of weary missionaries are awaiting the time 
when they can return home for well-deserved fur- 
loughs. A still larger group are awaiting the opening 
of the lanes of travel to the field. All of these things 
will cost goodly sums of money. Much of this work 
would have been done this eyar, could we have broken 
through the governmental barriers that closed the 
doors to practicallj everything but soldiers and the 
implements of war. The Lord had provided us with the 
money and with the missionaries; but, in common with 
all other missionary boards, Satan stepped in to hinder 
their going forth. 

But, be it known that your Foreign Board is ready to 
undertake far greater work than we have ever done 
before, and we believe that the Lord is about to remove 
the hindrances. Brethren, let your offering, once again 
be your best. Nearly every church reported its "best 
offering" last year. How many will report a "best 
offering" this year? 



DON'T FAIL TO READ 

Yes, don't fail to read this entire issue from cover 
to cover. It contains information and good news that 
ought to be known to every church in our Brotherhood. 
Especially, don't fail to read from our "Mailbag" a let- 
ter from Hill Maconaghy that came to us at the last 
moment. It has been many a moon since more cheer- 
ful news came from that priest-ridden continent in 
connection with our work for the Lord down there. 
Apparently Brother Maconaghy has put the devil and 
his priests on the defensive. The counter-attack is on. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD: Entered as second- class matter April 16. 1943 at the postotfice at Winona Lake, Indiana, under the 
Act !)f March 3, 1870. Tssutid four times ench month by The Brethren Mis ionjiry Herald Co., Winoua T-ake. Indiana. Subscription price, $1.00 a year: 
Foreinn countries SI. 50 a year. ADMINISTRATION: I.eo Polman, Secretary of Publications; Robert Gilbert. Office Manager. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 
(Gingrich, L. L. Giubb. A. L. Lynn. S. W. Link. EDITORS: Foreign Missions, Louis S. Bauman; Women's Mis.9iOTiary Council, Mrs. Charles Mayes; Home 
Missions, R, Paul Miller; Seminary, Alya J. McClain. 

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OUR COVER PICTURE 

At almost exactly six o'clock on the evening of March 
10, 1933, an earthquake struck Long Beach that will be 
remembered by those who passed through it to the end 
of their days. The Editor's memory of that terrestial 
upheaval remains very vivid. As soon as the first heavy 
shock was over, I surveyed the wreckage within my 
own home. Especially impressive was my experience in 
passing through the kitchen where dozens of jars of 
berries and other fruit had crashed from cupboard 
shelves to the floor. It was one juicy trip! 

Looking out in the street I beheld a pile of rubbish 
that had been a three story bank building on the 
corner. Naturally my mind went to our church, only 
two blocks distant — a beautiful new structure that had 
been dedicated only shortly before. I wended my way 
through brick, mortar, telephone and electric wires, 
some of which might have meant death to touch, until 
I found myself within the sanctuary. 

Fortunately heavy timbers and masterful workmen, 
together with the goodness of the Lord, had erected a 
buDding that withstood the shock. I continued my way 
to the second floor— to my study. Opening the door I 
found nothing but confusion. The earth continued its 
spells of convulison every few minutes— "settling 
pains," we were told. 

The floor lamps were floor lamps indeed— on the 
floor! All the ink bottles, books, radio, telephone and 
other paraphernalia on my desk were likewise on the 
floor. On the shelves there were about 1500 volumes of 
books. Every single book had come off the shelves; 
and, they were all piled up in heaps on the floor. A 
shelf filled with Geographic magazines alone remained 
where they belonged. 

As I stood there and surveyed the wreckage, I noticed 
a spot where the books seemed to be heaped the high- 
est. There, squarely on the summit, lay a paper boimd 
book written by Dr. W. Lamb of Australia. Diagonally 
across the front of the cover was the name: THE 
WORLD IN CONVULSION. Instantly it attracted my 
attention more than anything else in that room. There 
were at least fifty booklets of the same size on that 
shelf, second from the top, and how that one book got 
out from among all the rest and found itself at last, 
atop of them all, face up, with that title staring me 
in the face, well, whatever the word "thunderstruck" 
means, I guess that is the word I should use to describe 
my feelings. 

But, the most amazing thing of all, was, that on top 
of this book stood a little hand-carved wooden cross 
that had been given to me by a young ladies class of 
Tht First Brethren Church in Washington, D. C. some 
years before. The word "OTHERS" was carved in raised 
letters across its base. There that cross stood— upright! 
The earth was actually in spasms of convulsion; but, 
"beUeve it or not," there that cross stood, and con- 
tinued to stand— upright! "How under the stars that 
shine," I have often said in describing to others that 
scene, "that book ever crawled out from among all the 
other books to the top of that heap, turned face up,— 
well, one chance in a milUon! But how that little cross 
got to that particular book and perched itself there, 
top up and atop of it all— well, that was of the Lord!" 



T stood there looking at it for a long time. Then, with 
the creaking of the shaking church as a sufficient 
accompaniment, I actually sang! What did I sing? 
There was only one song: 

"In the cross of Christ I glory. 
Towering o'er the wrecks of time; 
All the light of sacred story. 
Gathers 'round its head sublime!" 

Even the quaking earth failed to jiggle that little cross 
from that book as I stood there. I lifted it reverently, 
together with the book, from that spot, and it has been 
a prized possession of the Editor to this day. 



WHO WILL RESPOND TO THIS CALL? 

On another page, our readers will find a picture of 
our Bible Coach which for twenty-five years has gone 
over and over and over the trails of the Province of 
Cordoba in the Argentine, (a province about the size 
of the State of Indiana) and has scattered far and 
wide the Bread of Heaven, even God's Words of eternal 
life. Imagine a coach in this country that has served 
for twenty-five years, even on our splendid highways! 
In the Argentine, it has been a continual wrench and 
twist over rutty roads that were seldom worked and 
often were nothing less than long and terrible mud 
holes. Your editor knows, for he rode through them in 
this very coach twenty-two years ago. The old coach 
must soon make it.s last trip and enter into its "eternal 
rest." It richly deserves to rest in peace. But there 
must be a successor. This work must be carried on. 
Bibles, tracts and Christian literature of all sorts, to- 
gether with the living evangelist who speaks to the 
crowds that gather about the coach as it makes its stop 
in cities and in villages where no gospel herald resides, 
— this is the burden of the Bible Coach. 

Now from time to time C. E. Societies, W. 
M. C.'s, Sunday Schools, and Churches, as well as in- 
dividuals, write the Secretary-Treasurer asking for 
some special work to do. Well, here is some vital 
special work. Who will undertake the purchase of an 
up-to-date, modern trailer, that will not only be the 
vehicle for carrying the printed word, but also the 
evangelist himself who must accompany it? And then 
who will furnish the stout little automobile to pull this 
little church-on-wheels from village to village and 
from city to city? The Board believes that this will be 
a great improvement over having the coach and auto- 
mobile combined as heretofore. This will enable the 
evangelist to locate his trailer home in some neglected 
city or rural community while he scours the surround- 
ing neighborhood in his automobile. No better way can 
be conceived for the planting of missions here and 
there that should grow to be real lighthouses in that 
dark, priest-ridden land. 



FACE TO FACE WITH ISLAM 

On another page. Miss Mary L. Emmert, one of our 
missionaries in French Equatorial Africa, tells us the 
story of herself and her courageous native Christians 
"going fishing" for the souls of men. Thus they fol- 
lowed the Master's orders: "Follow me and I will make 
you fishers of men." If you will read her story, you will 
find that she did some fishing in the waters where lie 



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the most difficult and most dangerous fish after which 
any missionary can go in all Africa. She was face to 
face with Islam. Nevertheless, to the followers of the 
great false prophet, Mohammed, the story must be told, 
also, "whether they will hear or forebear" (Ezek. 3:11). 
Our command is to preach the Gospel "to every 
creature," whether "every creature" will receive it or 
not. Miss Emmert and her little band of native Chris- 
tians simply did their duty. 

Once again, in this seething world the Moslem has 
stirred, and is on the march. He considers the contin- 
ent of Africa his special prey; and the next few years 
will certainly decide whether Africa is to belong, in the 
main, to Mohammed or to Christ. 

The Islamic Review (May, 1942) informs us that an 
English Moslem is demanding that Islam bestir herself, 
calling out all Moslems from the allied forces to form 
purely Islamic units. This, he thinks, will give Islam 
the power to "direct, in her age-old wisdom and under 
the hand of God, the reconstruction of the world and 
the establishment of a lasting and holy Peace." Fan- 
atically do these Mohammedans believe that Islam is 
destined to become a world religion, and Moslems the 
world's rulers. 

James Haldane, familiar with the designs of Islam, 
writes: "Recently, when I visited a cemetery, where I 
placed flowers on a line of graves where lay the bodies 
of American youths killed in action, I met a Moor and 
told him what I had done, and then added that my 
heart was full of sorrow. Here is the response he made : 
'Friend, I have confidence in you because you speak 
Arabic. Let me tell you where we are. These are the 
last days: the Man of the Hour, who is a Moslem, may 
appear at any time now, and when he comes he will 
complete this slaughter of Christianity now proceed- 
ing among yourselves and make Islam a world religion 
and Moslems its rulers.' " 

God grant that the Brethren Church may realize her 
tremendous task, and, to the extent of her ability, help 
to save Africa from the curse of Moslemism. God give 
to the young men and women of the Brethren Church 
the vision of a great task— the vision of the millions in 
Africa calling for the salvation of our Christ ere the 
great prophet of the sword shall swallow them up. And, 
God help us to be willing to pour out our treasure to 
send the young men and women who may consecrate 
themselves to the task and dedicate themselves to the 
battle. 

The Student Christian Missionary Union, In 1910, 
adopted the motto: "Make Jesus King!" Cairo Student 
Volunteers cabled this comment: "Islam defies your 
King!" 

Young men and women of the Brethren Church, you 
who have made Christ your king, there is your chal- 
lenge ! 



CAPTAIN BRUN TAKES A HAND! 

Our mailbag in this issue presents some very inter- 
esting items from the letters we have been receiving 
from our missionaries. Especially interesting is the one 
from Estella Myers, in which she tells of a visit from 



Captain Brun, one of Gen. De Gaulle's representatives. 
When Captain Brun talked with Miss Myers, another 'i 
of our missionaries, it appears that he was very favor- / 
ably impressed with the work that we are doing in '■ 
Africa. As a result of his visit, a number of Christian ' 
girls, who were being forced into polygamous marri- j 
ages, were set free so that they could become the wives 
of Christian husbands. If the French authorities con- 
tinue to back up our missionaries along that line, it 
will be a long step toward healing the sorrows of 
womanhood in French Equatorial Africa. 



THE HIGH COST OF SIN 

Recently the New York Times brought out some 
startling facts regarding the cost of war. According to 
that reliable newspaper, the war is costing $2,200 a sec- 
ond — $132,000 a minute— $7,920,000 an hour! Thus, the 
citizen who pays an income tax of $1,000 in a year, 
pays lor less than half a second of war! 

We sometimes think that missionaries cost money, 
and that churches cost money. As a matter of fact, the 
costliest thing in this world is sin, not righteousness. 
And, if the Church of Jesus Christ had given a tithe 
of the amount of money that the war is now costing 
us, all the bloodshed, all the terrible separations, all 
the misery and woe that this war is costing might have 
been avoided. Saying nothing about the glorious 
heaven, and eternal life therein, it pays to serve Jesus 
and the Church of Jesus Christ. The real true church 
that preaches the unadulterated gospel of the Son of 
God, and tries to practice it, has given a greater re- 
turn for the money spent for it than any other institu- 
tion on the face of this earth. 



VERNICHTUNGSKOMMANDO 

"Vemichtungskommando" is a German word mean- 
ing "annihilation squad." It refers to the Nazi squads 
who have busied themselves with the Hitleric determi- 
nation to destroy the indestructible earthly nation 
Israel! There are twenty letters in this German word, 
and for every letter in it the World Dominion tells us 
that 137,000 Jews have been slaughtered in Poland 
alone. Seventy thousand of these were done to death 
in the Ghetto of Warsaw. Thus the ages-old attempt 
to destroy the people whom God has chosen to become 
a blessing to all the world, goes on. However, God is on 
His throne. His eternal purpose in Christ and in His 
people Israel is running its course to rapid fulfillment 
and — "believe it or not" — this hated and despised 
people will soon go forth to "fill the earth with the 
knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." 
When our Lord sat upon the Mount of Olives and His 
Jewish questioners came to Him and asked Him, "Tell 
us what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end 
of the age" (Matt. 24:3), among other things He said: 
"All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall 
they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: 
and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's 
sake" (Matt. 24:9). Every Bible student knows that 
Israel's day of greatest sorrow will be on the eve of 
that glorious day when Israel shall behold the prints 



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of the nails in the hands of her Messiah and shall cry; 
"My Lord and my God!" When the hour comes that 
Israel shall know that "the Lord is her Saviour and her 
Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob" then shall Israel 
"suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the 
breast of kings"; then, "violence shall no more be 
heard in her land" . . . and the sun of Israel "shall no 
more go down." Then in Abraham and in his seed shall 
all the nations be blest. No power or combination of 
powers on the face of the earth can ever defeat the 
eternal purpose of God in Abraham or in Christ. 



EARTHLY RICHES HAVE WINGS 

Charles M. Schwab once turned down an offer of 
$50,000,000 for a half interest in the Bethlehem Steel 
Company which he owned. This fortune was one time 
estimated at $450,000,000. He once refused $5,000,000 
for his Riverside Drive home, simply because his wife 
was fond of that home. He died some time ago. The 
estate tax appraisal showed that he had assets 
amounting to $1,389,509. His debts, however, were 
$1,670,850. Charles M. Schwab, who once possessed 
nearly one-half billion dollars, didn't leave money 
enough behind to pay for a plot of ground big enough 
to bury his body. 

Wise is the man who on this earth heeds the divine 
warning: "Charge them that are rich in this world that 
they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, 
but in the living God, Who giveth us richly all things 
to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good 
works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; lay- 
ing up in store for themselves a good foundation against 
the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal 
life" (I Tim. 6:17, 18). 

The riches of heaven will never have wings! 



WHAT ARE WE TO BELIEVE 

On February 10, 1940, President Franklin D. Roose- 
velt expressed the sympathy of the people of America 
for Finland in her struggle against the Communistic 
aggressors of Moscow. He said: 

"Here is a small republic in northern Europe 
which, without any question whatever, aims 
solely to maintain its own territorial and gov- 
ernmental integrity. Nobody with any pre- 
tense of common sense believes that Finland 
had any ulterior design on the integrity or the 
safety of the Soviet Union. That American 
sympathy is 98 per cent with the Finns in their 
effort to stave off invasion of their own soil 
is now axiomatic." 

A little later, on May 27, 1941, President Roosevelt 
again appealed to the American people to support the 
spirit of Finland as against the brutish aggression of 
Stalin, at which time he said: 

"Today the whole world is divided between 
slavery and human freedom — between pagan 
brutality and Christian ideals." 

At about the same time, Winston Churchill, in Eng- 
land, in a dramatic flight of oratory, expressed also the 



indignation of the British people at the brutal aggres- 
sion of Soviet Russia. Churchill said: 

"Only Finland, superb, nay, sublime — sub- 
lime in the jaws of peril — shows what free men 
can do. The service rendered by Finland to 
mankind is magnificent. 

"Everyone can see how Communism robs the 
soul of a nation, how it makes it abject and 
hungry in peace and proves it base and abom- 
inable in war. 

"We cannot tell what the fate of Finland 
may be, but no more mournful spectacle could 
be presented to what is left to civilized man- 
kind than that this splendid northern race 
should be at last worn down and reduced to 
servitude worse than death by the dull, brutish 
force of overwhelming numbers." 
Now, a few weeks ago, after Roosevelt, Churchill and 
Stalin had their famous conference at Teheran, Presi- 
dent Roosevelt reported to the nation on the Teheran 
conference and said: 

'T may say that I 'got along fjne' with 
Marshal Stalin. He is a man who combines a 
tremendous, relentless determination with a 
stalwart good humor. I believe he is truly 
representative of the heart and soul of Russia; 
and I believe we are going to get along very 
well with him and the Russian people — very 
well indeed." 
Agaih, the magazine Soviet Russia, which is a very 
effective part of the Soviet propaganda in these United 
States today, makes a display of the recent greetings 
that Franklin D. Roosevelt sent to Stalin and his 
army : 

"To the Red Army and people of the Soviet 
Union belong eternal honor and glory. They 
have written aeathless pages of history in the 
struggle against tyranny and oppression." 
Well, what are we to believe? No wonder the world 
is befooled, beflustered, bewildered, befuddled and per- 
plexed ! 



GOING CRAZY! 

Your old-fashioned editor has believed for many 
years that the world is literally going crazy. If you 
don't believe it, turn on your radio! Only once in 
awhile there is heard in the midst of all that rabble 
and rubble a really sane voice. Likewise, read your 
newspapers. They tell their own story. Now, if anyone 
is unkind enough to believe that the editor is crazy 
himself because he believes that the world is going 
crazy, we wish to inform such an one that some 
authentic statistics are backing us up. For, it is authori- 
tatively declared that "there are over 500,000 mental 
patients" in the institutions that are provided for the 
"mentally ill" in this country. It is declared that the 
"mentally ill" are occupying more beds, throughout the 
country, than do the victims of all other diseases com- 
bined. More than that, admissions to these institutions 
are constantly increasing, while unfortunately the in- 
stitutions themselves are suffering wholesale losses of 
staff and attendants to war work. Surely, the coming 
of the Lord draws nigh! 



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WAITING 

Edith Lillian Young 



We are watching for the coming of the messenger of 
' Christ, 

And he cometh late — he cometh very late; 
We are weary, worn and heartsick, — tell us, why doth 
he delay? 

Dim our longmg eyes; but still we wait, and wait. 



We are waiting, list'ning, watching, — is there no one 
who will come 
With the message of salvation? Can it be 
They who know it have forgotten Jesus meant it for 
us, too? 
Shall we watch in vain His messenger to see? 



We are watching for the messenger of Christ, — it 
groweth dark. 
The night cometh, and our need is great, so great! 
Some we love are lost and dying, they have never heard 
His name, 
Oh, for these it may be he will come too late! " 



The natives in the picture above are shown standing 
on a great rock from which you can look out over the 
country around our station at Bassai in French Equa- 
torial Africa. If you look carefully you can see the 
native huts around over the valley. 

Looking uE)on this picture, we cannot but wonder 
how many human beings, born with hearts to love and 
to yearn and to hope, even as we ourselves, have stood 
upon that rock and watched for the messengers that 
never came ! One by one they went into eternity, never 
having heard of that other rock on which One died to 
save them from their sins. Not until James S. Gribble 
"moved his tent to Bassai Mountain" on November 9th, 
1921, did the people watching from that rock, hear the 
Easter story. How shall the church ever answer in the 
day of judgment for the generations that came and 
went before the Easter story was told at Bassai? 

The great mystery to the heathen, when the story 
of salvation is told to them for the first time is, that 
if it is true that the spirit of Christ dwells within our 
heart's how is it that we withheld the good news of 
salvation from them for so long — so long! 

"How is it," asked a Peruvian, "that during all the 
years of my life I have never before heard that Jesus 
spoke those precious words?" 

"You have been many moons in this land," said an 
old Eskimo on the icy shores of the fartherest North- 



west Territory to the Bishop of Selkirk; "did you not 
know the good news then? since you were a boy? and 
your father knew? then why did you not come sooner?" 

"How long is it," asked an old Mohammedan in 
Bengal, "since Jesus died for sinful people? Look at 
me! I am old! I have prayed, given alms, gone to the 
holy shrines, become as dust from fasting, and all this 
is useless! Where have you been all this time?" 

Miss Maybeth Standen of Yehsein, Honan, China 
recently told the story of the vicarious suffering of our 
Lord upon the cross Tears streamed down one old 
lady's cheeks. She had never before heard in sequence 
the story of the Saviour's death. When Miss Standen 
spoke of His resurrection, the old Chinese woman cried, 
"Can that be so? How wonderful! I never heard that 
before! If I had only known when I was young, I could 
have helped to tell others! Now I'm too old to do that!" 

"Why," cried a Moor on the streets of Casablanca, 
to a Bible seller, "Why have you not run everywhere 
with this Book? Why do so many of my people not 
know of the Jesus it proclaims? Why have you hoarded 
it to yourself? Shame on you!" 

Yes, shame, everlasting shame, be upon any and 
every Christian who possesses the Bread of eternal Life 
in abundance and then hoards it for himself ! Meditate 
upon this picture as Easter day draws nigh! 



MARCH 4, 1944 



OF THE FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY 
OF THE BRETHREN CHURCH 

November, 1943 

African Biblie Translation Fund 

Harry L. Skiles, Long Beach, Calif I 5.00 

African Hospital Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Lindblad, Harrah, Wash. .50.00 

Beaver Fund 

W. M. C, California District (Outfit) 20.00 

W. M. C, Juniata, Pennsylvania 16.55 

36.55 



Byron Fund 

Friendship Missionary Circle, Central 

District (Special) 

Dunning Fund 

New Brunswick, New Jersey Bible 

Church, Eastern District (Special) 
General Fund 
Estate of Georgiana S. Proud, 

Washington, D. C. 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clay Doolittle, Portis, 

Kansas 25.00 

Arthur E. Phelps, Long Beach, Calif. I 2.00 
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Eisenmann, 

Long Beach, Calif. I 45.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Burch, Long Beach, 

Calif. I 30.00 



Hamilton Fund 

W. M. C, Leon, Iowa (Special) 

W. M. C, Indiana District (Special) 



8.00 
26.82 



Herring Memorial Fund 

E. E. Luther, Long Beach, Calif. I 

Kliever Fund 

National Christian Endeavor 

South American General Fund 
Senior Y. P. C. E., Long 

Beach, Calif. I 

Taber Fund 

Junior C. E., Compton, Calif. 

(Baby-Special) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Bowman, Long 

Beach, Calif. I 87.50 

Mrs. Grace P. Srack, Long Beach, 

Calif. I (Special) 2.00 

Bible School, Long Beach, Calif. I 

(Charles) 9.30 



Tyson Fund 

Miss L. Grace Castle, Long Beach, 

Calif. I (Special) 

Wagner Fund 

Church, Clayhole, Kentucky (Special) 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Larson, Modesto, 

California (Special) = __ 28.00 

Williams Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Bowman, Long 

Beach, Calif. I 87.50 

Mrs. Sarah Williams, Udell, Iowa 

(Special) -. 5.00 



5.00 



5.00 



127.00 

34.82 
10.00 
85.13 

10.00 



103.80 



GIFTS OUTSIDE THE FOREIGN MISSIONARY 

SOCIETY 
American Bible Society 
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Burch, Long 

Beach, Calif. I - — 

American Mission to Lepers 

Junior High Department of S. S., Long 

Beach, Calif. I (General) 

Irene Lakey, Pioneer Missionary Agency 
Bible School, Long Beach, Calif. I - 2.00 
Catherine Hackett, Long Beach, Calif. I 7.00 



15.00 



26.22 



Russian Missionary Society, Inc. 

Church, Long Beach, Calif. I 510.00 

Grace M. Miller, Long Beach, Calif. I 10.00 



520.00 



Total Receipts for November $1,183.02 

BARBARA M. HUNTER, Financial Secretary 
LOUIS S. BAUMAN, Secretary-Treasurer 

NOTE: The November Financial Report was not in- 
cluded in the earlier issues due to lack of space. 



JANUARY, 1944 



Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Russell, IVliddletown, Ohio (Special) 
EWllWERT FUND 

Mr. Ray A. Emmert, Dallas Center, Iowa 

GENERAL FUND 

Dr. and Mrs. Wm. L. Taylor, Los Angeles, Calif II . . 33.00 

Voung People, Sharpsville, Indiana 5.88 

HAMILTON FUND 

W. M. C, Midwest District (Special) 

KENNEDY FUND 

Young People's 8. 8. Class, Mrs. B. C. Fetters, Teacher, 

Borne, Indiana (Boys-Special) 

KLIEVER FUND 

Junior C. E., Long Beach, Calif. I 

MAGAZINE FUND 

Women's Bible Fellowship Club, Dayton, Ohio I 

MISSIONARY HOME — WINONA LAKE, INDIANA 
World Wide Missionary Society, Long Beach, Calif. I . . 
NICKEL FUND 

Robert I. Reed, Sunnyside, Washington (Special) .... 
SOUTH AMERICAN GENERAL FUND 

Church, Los Angeles, California II (Dowdy) 32.50 

Church, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Dowdy) 12.14 

Church, Osceola, Indiana (Dowdy) 16.00 

Church, Covington, Virginia (Dowdy) 12.00 

Church, Washington, D. C. (Dowdy) 41.00 

Church, Ellet, Ohio (Dowdy-Special) 49.22 

Church, Huntington, Indiana (Dowdy-Special) 5.00 

Church, Roann, Indiana (Dowdy-Special) 18.75 

Church, Buena Vista, Virginia (Dowdy-Special) .... 7.53 
Church, Roanoke, Virginia (Dowdy-Special) 35.00 

TABER FUND 

World Wide Missionary Society, Long Beach, Calif. 1 

(Special) 

WAGNER FUND 

World Wide Missionary Society. Long Beach, Calif. I 

(Special) 25.00 

Church, Clayhole, Kentucky (Special) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Braun, California District (Special) 2S.00 



63.00 
200.00 

38.SS 
30.00 

13.63 
1.50 
20.00 
50.00 
100.00 



92.50 



GIFTS OUTSIDE THE FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY 
DOROTHY BLACK — ORINOCO RIVER MISSION 

Woorld Wide MIsslonarv Society, Long Beach, Calif. I . . 
IRENE LAKEY — PIONEER MISSIONARY AGENCY 
World Wide Missionary Society, Long Beach, Calif. I S.Oi 
Miscellaneous, Long Beach, Calif. I B.Oi 



MILDRED KUNTZ — GOOD NEWS MISSION 
World Wide Missionary Society, Long Beach, Calif. 
Total Receipts fop January 



$612.80 



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READY 




Chauncey B. Sheldon 



READY AND WAITING TO GO! 

By Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey B. Sheldon, Missionaries 
on Furlough 

"Commit thy way unto the 
Lord; trust also in Him, and 
He shall bring- it to pass" Psa. 
37:5 

"Able to do exceeding 
abundantly above all that we 
can ask or think" Eph. 3:20. 

How thankful we are that 
our God is a God who is not 
satisfied with merely doing 
things in answer to the 
prayers of His own children, 
but that He delights in doing, 
"exceeding abundantly above all that they can ask or 
think." He is also a God with whom there are no 
limitations. "AH things are possible"! Nothing is too 
hard for Him. During this prolonged furlough, we have 
often been made to rest in these immutable promises 
which are, "Yea, and Amen, in Christ Jesus." 

When we left Bellevue amidst the farewells and the 
promises of the prayers of our beloved native Chris- 
tians, our hearts were heavy; but we thought we would 
be back again to shepherd them after a regular fur- 
lough, but the Lord has deemed otherwise. - 

". . The harvest truly is 
plenteous but the labourers 
are few," 

"Pray ye therefore the Lord 
of the harvest, that he will 
send forth labourers into his 
harvest." (Matt. 9:37, 38) 

Years ago, I gave my life to 
the Lord, and for His service 
in Africa. In the past He has 
seen fit to use me in spite of 
my weaknesses and faults. 
Now there has come a time, 
when for two years, my husband and I have been seek- 
ing to return to the field which is so needy. Every 
move we have made in that direction has seemed to 
end in failure and disappointment, and it has been 
hard to trust Him to work it out. The Psalmist says: 
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord" 
(Psa. 37:23). Someone has pointed out that not only 
the "steps" are ordered by the Lord, but the "stops," 
also. It is often by the "stops" that we learn that we 
are nothing, — that Christ is all in all. 

As we turn our faces once again toward that land 
where many still sit in darkness and fear, we covet your 
prayers. A great gulf separates us and the land of our 
adoption, but we know that prayer can abridge the 
chasm. Let those who long to see the Gospel go forth 
to the heathen, — let them pray, and believe. 




IVlrs. Chauncey B. Sheldon 




Wayne Be 



READY TO GO! 

By Rev. and Mrs. S. Wayne Beaver 

"I will go before thee, and make 
the crooked places straight" (Isa. 
45:2). 

In answer to your prayers and 
giving, the Lord has worked in a 
mighty way and removed many 
obstacles from our path leading 
to service in Africa. Govern- 
mental red-tape, outfitting and 
rationing, export regulations, and 
foreign visas are some of the 
confusing and impeding prob- 
lems which confront a poor mis- 
sionary seeking to reach his field of service in these 
days of war. 

Even in the midst of these chaotic days, we 
have a Lord Who is able to smooth the rough places 
and straighten the winding road. Passports, export 
licenses, an outfit, a draft release, extra ration permits, 
all have been supplied through His guiding hand. Our 
government has granted all permission necessary and 
passage is promised, but a disorganized Free French 
government at Algiers has thrown the proverbial 
"monkey-wrench" into the works by delaying the 
granting of visas. Three cables to Algiers yield only the 
answer that these visas are "under consideration." A 
reply from a cable to Brother Jobson is a pledge that 
he is "working" on the Free French from that end. 
Pray, brethren, for immediate action on these visas. 

In answer to the call of our 
Lord, we desire to preach deliver- 
ance from the bonds of sin to the 
wretched captives of Satan in 
Africa. This deliverance com.es 
only by personal belief and 
acceptance of the Lord Jesus 
Christ, the only Deliverer. "How 
shall they believe in Him of 
whom they have not heard? And 
how shall they hear without a 
preacher?" We are going to „^^ ^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^^ 
Africa in answer to His call for 

laborers, in obedience to His command to carry the 
Gospel to every creature in all the world; but, more 
than that, we are going for the pure joy of preaching 
Him, the only Saviour to the lost and dying in that 
dark place, who have never heard the wondrous story 
of the Saviour's dying love and saving grace. We are 
ready and waiting to go when He opens the door. Pray 
with us, that His appointed time may be soon and that 
we may soon be on our way to serve Him where he has 
called us. 




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T 




Albert W. Balzer 



"READY TO GO" 
By Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Balzer 

Signs of Spring are again evi- 
dent. A reminder that hard work 
here on the farm is soon to start 
again. Yes, the days, months 
and years come and go so quickly 
that it behooves one to wage the 
battle for Christ to the very best 
advantage. 

Since we know that the Lord 
has called us to work in Africa, 
it seems such a waste of time to 
be here on the farm; but won- 
derful indeed it is to be .able to 
open the Book of all books and find a promise, such as: 
"All things work together for good to them that love 
the Lord," etc. 

After we were kept out of the armed service because 
of a previous accident, the draft board said we should 
either go and work in a defense plant or go on a farm; 
so to the farm we went, alfalfa being our main crop. 
We are now very dependently praying that the doors 
may open real soon for us to leave. The farm only serves 
as a waiting ground and should the way open for us to 
go, we would be ready very soon. Most of our outfit was 
prepared nearly two years ago. Our hearts and minds 
have been towards Africa so long that it seems we are 
here only on borrowed time, which, of course, it is. 

In the meantime let us pray "one for the other," for 
faithfulness, courage and love from above. 

We would like to say that our 
hearts are overflowing in grati- 
tude to God for friends like you 
Our Lord has heard your 
prayers and ours, in our behalf; 
and He is still guiding our foot- 
steps, if only to say "Wait, my 
child. You have a few more les- 
sons to learn in trusting and 
obeying Me. When My time 
comes I will go before and lead 
you to the close-up firing line in 
deepest Africa." 

Waiting tends to make one more eager to go and 
give this wonderful message of redeeming love and 
grace to those who are so helpless and needy. We often 
wonder why God is so good to us. We are very sure that 
it is not because of anything that we have done, but 
because of His great mercy and love He willed it so. 
Praise His wonderful name! 

Some friends cannot understand why we are so 
anxious to leave our loved ones and our beautiful home, 
to go to the darkness of Africa. Well, according to logic 
we cannot either; but there is something more power- 
ful and wonderful than logic. It is the fathomless love 
of Christ that He Himself put into our hearts for the 
black diamonds of Africa. 




Mrs. Albert W. Balzer 




Mrs. Nile Fisher 



G 

YES WE'RE READY TO GO 

MRS. NILE FISHER WRITES 

It was during the summer of 1937 that I became 
convicted of sin. After attending a young peoples con- 
ference in August, I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as 
my personal Saviour. The fol- 
lowing summer I dedicated my 
life to full time service and that 
fall entered the Multnomah 
School of the Bible, Portland, 
Oregon. Missions were empha- 
sized and I began to think seri- 
ously of the foreign field. What 
field? Naturally I began to look 
for what I thought would be an 
easy field, and not South 
America, of all places. The sec- 
ond year of Bible school, the 
Lord kept bringing South America to mind and I trigd 
to push it away, but God was working. Finally I 
jdelded to him ana said that I would go where he 
wanted me to go, even if it is South America. I am 
glad I said "yes" to him. 

In the spring of 1942, I was united in marriage to 
Nile Fisher, who also had his interest in the mission 
field of South America. God has now graciously opened 
the door to Argentina, and we are ready to go, as the 
lord Jesus leads. "Faithful is he that calleth you who 
also will do it." 

NILE FISHER WRITES 

As I begin this article, I am reminded of the portion 
of Scripture which reads, "How shall they hear without 
a preacher?" The Lord sent a preacher to Harrah, 
Washington to minister in the 
Brethren church, and then sent 
me to hear that preacher. After 
a year of observing the life of • 
brother Robert Williams and of J 
listening to the Gospel message '• 
he proclaimed, the Lord con- 
victed me ol sin, and in August, 
1936, I accepted the Lord Jesus 
Christ as my personal saviour. 
Brother Williams was used of the | 
Lord to influence me in doing ^n^ p^^^^ 

Gospel team work, which was a 

contributing factor in later dedicating my life to the 
Lord's work. Later brother Robert Culver became pas- 
tor of the Harrah church, and was used to bring me 
into a deeper knowledge of the Lord and his Word. 
In October, 1937 he baptized me. Although from the 
time of conversion I felt the Lord would lead into His 
service, it was not until brother "Bob" had come to 
bear his influence in my life that I finally resigned to 
the Lord's will. 

The fall following graduation from Multnomah, I 
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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



READY 




THE COMMAND 

By Archie L. Lynn, Pastor First Brethren Church, 
Johnstown, Pa. 

We are ready to send missionaries 
wlio are "Ready To Go," because: We 
have the divine command: Two scrip- 
tures will suffice to substantiate this. 
First, Acts 1:8 (the key to the analysis 
of the Book of Acts). We have the 
ascension of our Lord. We have the 
descension of the Holy Spirit. Result: 
the extension of the Church. Second, 
this verse reveals the genius and 
dynamic of our Lord's global mission- 
ary enterprise: "Go ye into all the 
Archie L Lynn world, and preach the Gospel to every 
creature" (Mark 16:15i. This com- 
mand to the Church has never been revoked. "Christ 
gave Himself a ransom for all." "He tasted death for 
all." "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all 
acceptation, that Christ came into the world to save 
sinners." If the Gospel is worthy of all acceptation, 
then all should have the opportunity to accept. 

We have the divine plan: — Which is that redeemed 
men and women should carry on His redemptive min- 
istry, to the "uttermost parts of the earth." In Ro- 
mans 10:14, 15, we have five significant "hows," clearly 
showing that God's method of evangelizing the world 
is through dedicated men and women sent out by the 
Church. We must match this dedicated life with dedi- 
cated dollars, and thus have fellowship in the further- 
ance of the Gospel. 

We have the divine urge: The love of God, which will 
not let go of us, is the love that makes us go to others. 
"The love of Christ constraineth us." "The love of God 
fhed abroad in our hearts" by the Holy Spirit makes us 
eager to shed abroad the Gospel of love throughout the 
whole world. Our hearts have been enlarged. We are 
now ready to run in the way of His commandments. 
The love of Christ is the impelling and compelling 
motive that makes us "Ready To Send." "He loveth 
unto the end." Therefore, we are ready to go, or send, 
to the ends of the earth, and to the end of the age. 

We have the divine limit: The time is short! There 
is no time for speculation, to ask questions such as 
•'What will God do with the unevangelized heathen?" 
A bigger question is: "What will the Lord do with us 
who neglect to evangelize the heathen?" "What wait 
we for?" The need is tremendous! Millions are perish- 
ing! The Gospel is adequate to meet the appalling 
need. Our Lord has given the command: "Go ye!" Our 
immediate response should be: "Here am I, Lord, send 
me!" Or, like the Macedonian believers, "Praying us 
with much entreaty to receive the gift." We are ready 
to dedicate our lives and our dollars. Hitherto, we have 
done our bit. Now, let us do our best. 



"Then they said one to another. We do not well: this 
is a day of glad tidings, and we hold our peace; if we 
tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come 
upon us; now therefore come, that we may go and tell." 

We are "Ready To Send." May every church prove 
their readiness by giving the biggest offering ever to 
Foreign Missions. 




DELAY IS COSTLY 

By William H. Clough, Whittier, Calif. 

Isn't it a wonderful thing to 
know we have those who are 
ready to go? They have accepted 
His challenge, and are ready to 
go right now. As a Pastor, with 
the Church I serve, I say — We 
are ready to send them. FIRST. 
Because souls are dying every 
day. 

All have sinned and come short 
of the glory of God. "The wages 
of sin is death." To die without 
William H. Clough Christ is to be lost and go to hell 

forever. Poor sin-ladened, darkened souls are dying 
this very hour without the Gospel. To be pitied? Yes, 
tiie heathen are to be pitied; but, your pity will not 
help unless your heart is stirred, and you are willing 
to help them to hear of the Saviour. Souls are dying! 
Brother do you care? Souls undone, away from God, — 
my brother, do you care? 

SECOND. The only message of hope and salvation is 
the message of Christ. 

"For neither i.<3 there salvation in any other." These 
poor, blinded, hopeless, dying souls have never heard a 
gospel message, They don't know the way of life. They 
have a right to hear the Gospel at least once, don't 
they? The Bible asks, "How shall they hear without a 
preacher; and, how shall they preach except they be 
sent?" They are in heathen darkness, darkness where 
the sun has never shined. Surely, God loves them 
(John 3:16)! And, because He loves them I say, we 
ought to send our missionaries to tell them of His love 
and His power to save. The time is short! Delay is 
costly I Delay means death! 

THIRD. They should 
ready to send them! 

We promise to pray for them. We also promise to 
stand by them in prayer. We also pledge ourselves to 
give our biggest offering at this Easter time. We dare 
not put it off 'till the war is over; for, "Today is the 
day of salvation." We must win souls in order to do 
Gods will and to be in His will. We cannot stand idly 
by and watch them die. Our missionaries must go. We' 
are willing to meet any and every challenge in order 
that they may go. 



fo, and we here at Whittier are 



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TO SEND 




nard N. Schneider 



READY TO GO? WE ARE READY TO 
SEND THEM 

By Bernard N. Schneider, Pastor First Brethren 
Church, Washington, D. C. 

The Apostle Paul once wrote: 
"So as much as in me is, I am 
ready to preach the Gospel to 
you that are at Rome also." We 
notice that later on in the same 
epistle, he asks: "How shall they 
preach, except they be sent?" We 
understand that there are mis- 
sionaries in the Brethren Church 
who not only are ready to preach 
the Gospel, but are also ready to 
brave every danger and in order 
to reach Dark Africa to do it. 
Of course, we all understand that they must be "sent," 
for such is the will of God as well as necessity. Some 
are to go, and others are to send. 

Well, let it never be written in the record of heaven 
that there were Brethren missionaries ready to go, but 
none to "send" them. Let those who are ready to go 
know assuredly that we mean it when we say: AS 
MUCH AS IN US IS, WE ARE READY TO SEND 
THEM, and here are our reasons why: 

1. Because the love of Christ constrains us to be 
ready, not only to "send," but to go, if that be His will. 

2. Because we believe that the Lord holds us re- 
sponsible for those souls whom we have the God-given 
oportunity of reaching with the Gospel. 

3. Because the Bible teaches us that all men are 
lost without Jesus Christ. They face an eternity out- 
side heaven; and yet, they deserve our every effort to 
get the Gospel story to them. 

4. Because we count it a great privilege to be en- 
trusted by the Lord with so great a task. The angels 
of heaven do not even have the privilege that we have 
to take the story of heaven's salvation to regions 
where it is unknown. 

5. Because we believe that our Brethren mission- 
aries are among the finest in all the world, who go 
forth with the Gospel of Christ which is "the power of 
God unto salvation." They do not take a so-caUed 
"Social Gospel" but they take the very message of 
light and life. 

6. Because we believe that the end of this age is 
close at hand, and the only hope for men in this 
doomed world is entrusted to us by the Lord. 

^^ THEREFORE, whoever you are that are ready to 
"GO", be it known to you that we are ready to "SEND" 
you. We know that you are in this thing with your 
whole life, and we are in it with you, the same way. 
May God grant that you will be able to go soon! 




"WATCHMAN, WHAT OF THE NIGHT?" 

By William A. Steffler, Pastor 3rd Brethren Church, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Aloft upon his lonely tower the 
. '^^ "^^^ watchman looks toward the east 
'•I to catch the first glimpse of the 
dawn. His watch will then be 
** over. A passerby calls: "Watch- 

man, what of the night?" The 
answer comes back, — "The morn- 
ing Cometh!" Thus, encourage- 
I ment is given. 

The fact that "The morning 
I cometh," encourages the members 
and friends of the Philadelphia 
wiMiam A. steffie,- rphird Church to give to Foreign 
Missions, this year. 

War, with its disturbing influences, should not cause 
the real child of God to hesitate for a moment in giving 
to the spreading of the Gospel. 

The nearness of Christ's Coming causes one to con- 
.<;ider: "Will this be the last opportunity I will have to 
give to the cause of foreign missions?" Even if the 
Lord should come on the day we commemorate the 
resurrection of Christ from the dead, as His children, 
we must be found handing in our contributions to- 
wards the spreading of the Gospel unto the uttermost 
parts of the earth. 

Many are "Ready to be Sent." We should be "Ready 
to Send." 

Individual responsibility must never be pushed aside. 
When we do OUR part, God will always do His. When 
v^e supply the means to send, God will open the pass- 
ageway. He cannot fail. 

The Church of the Living God was founded as a mis- 
sionary enterprise. It was not intended to stand still, 
but to "GO"! It was not intended to be self-contained, 
but to "MAKE DISCIPLES"! It was not intended to be 
silent, but to "TEACH" the things Christ commanded! 
There is no limit of time in the commission which 
Christ gives to the Church. He does NOT tell them to 
preach and teach for one century, or for five centuries, 
or for twenty centuries, and THEN to pause because of 
world conditions. He emphasized that the Church was 
to GO and KEEP GOING until His return. 

The best way to show the Devil we mean business for 
Christ, is for us to double our offering for Foreign Mis- 
sions. If we gave five dollars last year give ten this 
year. If it was fifty dollars then, take our pen in hand 
and write the check one hundred dollars. Make a 
sacrifice, deny ourselves something. Bear a HAND in 
the work of Foreign Missions, not a FINGER only. Let 
us even be more willing to SEND this year than we were 
last year. ' I 



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Mrs. Wayne (Dorothy) Beaver 

(En Route to Field) 



Mrs. Robert (Lenore) Williams 



Mrs. Curtis (Bertha) Morrill 

(On Furlough) 



A NURSE^S PRAYER 



"The world grows brighter year by year, 
Because some nurse in her little sphere 
Puts on her apron, and smiles, and sings, 
And keeps on doing the same old things, — 
Talking the temperatures, giving the pills 
To remedy mankind's numerous ills. 
Feeding the babies, answering the bells, 
Being polite with a heart that rebels. 
Longing for home, and all the while 
Wearing the same old professional smile. 
Blessing the new born baby's first breath, 
Closing the eyes that are stilled in death. 



Taking the blame for all mistakes, — 
Oh, dear! what a lot of patience it takes, — 
Going off duty at seven o'clock. 
Tired, discouraged and ready to drop. 
But called out to help at seven-fifteen. 
With woe in the heart that must not be seen. 
Morning and evening, noon and night. 
Just doing it over, hoping it's right. 
When we report off to cross the bar. 
Dear Lord, will You give us just one little star 
To wear on the cap of our uniform new. 
In the ward above where the head nurse is You?" 

— Selected 






Miss Estella Myers 



Miss Florence Bickel 

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Miss Elizabeth Tyson 



MARCH 4, 1944 



/I Au^i4^ Wfuiel a Jletten. 



Miss Elizabeth Tyson wrote to Mrs. Hunter, Our 
Financial Secretary, under date of October 18, 1943: 

"We are practically on the eve of our annual Field 
Council Meeting. It was scheduled for December, but 
due to the Tabers coming it was decided to have it 
earlier so as to make plans for all concerned. . . It has 
been so long since we have had to prepare for it, I 
have almost forgotten how to go about it. . . Then on 
Tuesday we are killing a pig and I want to make some 
scrapple and liver pudding. Perhaps you do not know 
what these two dishes are— but every 'Pennsylvania 
Dutchman' knows them and relishes them, too. 

"The various missionaries bring cookies, bread, cakes, 
noodles etc. with them, also canned goods and what 
fresh vegetables and fruit they can, so there should be 
enough for all for ten days! 

"We are looking forward to more than just 'eats.' 
The spiritual feast is always enjoyed more, and the 
fellowship with our fellow missionaries too is profit- 
able. How happy we would be if the new missionaries 
could meet with us. We are praying that at least we 
will hear something definite about their arrival before 
or during conference. . . We certainly do praise the 
Lord for the way our funds keep coming out so 
regularly, and we have no lack of anything. The Lord 
is good, and in our abundance we cannot help but 
think of the many who are suffering tonight because 
of this terrible war, especially the missionaries who are 
in the occupied countries in the Pacific. We, too, are 
still praising the I:ord for the wonderful offering He 
gave us at Easter. Now we are praying that the Lord 
will open the way for our workers to get out. I under- 
stand that it costs money to travel these days, so the 
Lord knew our need and supplied. 

"I have been trying to get some good music over the 
radio; but, every turn of the dial gives either jazz or 





Estella Myers at Work Amongst Leprosy Smitten Boys at Bassai 

125 



Miss Bickel treating burns at The Bellevue 
Dispensary 



swing, or dance music. Such stuff, I can't see what the 
people see in it. . . So I guess I'll go to bed and get some 
rest and sleep for my new week's work. Tomorrow, I'll 
be short a nurse at the hospital, as one of them was 

called away be- 
cause of a sick 
father and now to- 
night another came 
and reports his eld- 
est brother's death, 
but I am glad that 
my best ones will 
be on duty tomor- 
row and carry the 
heaviest duties. . . 
The sick are like 
the poor, always 
with you. Confer- 
ence or no confer- 
ence, the medical 
workers' duties 
must be cared for. 
The school can be 
closed, the work- 
men take a holi- 
day — but the hos- 
pital can't close it's 
doors ever!" 



^. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



OPEN DOORS ^^ Patj^aH A^UfeHtiHa 




Mrs. Clarence L. Sickel, Rio Cuarto, Argentina, S. A. 



Mrs. Clarence 



She is just one of the great 
mass of humanity that 
stretches forth its hands in 
these lands, groping in the 
darkness for the light of life, 
— an old Argentine woman, 
to whom life has brought 
many burdens, who through 
long years had followed 
faithfully the teachings of 
the Catholic Church, paying 
for indulgences, going to the 
confessional, attending mass, 
praying to a wooden cross, 
painted images, or to pic- 
tures of the saints. All that 
she had been told to do, she 
had done, but at the very eve 
of life she found herself without a single solid hope 
upon which to rest. Anxiety gnawed at her heart. 

She, like so many ol her Catholic sisters, had a pro- 
found hatred for the evangelicals, believing them to be 
ministers of the devil, leading folks right off to hell 
itself. She didn't, for a moment, consider attending 
the little mission hall just a few doors from her home, 
nor would she accept any of the literature which the 
worker gave out from time to time as he went past her 
door. For by so doing, would she not be endangering 
her soul's salvation? And the cause for many of the 
children suddenly leaving our Sunday School could be 
traced directly to her door. 

Then the 24th of December came, and she heard that 
the evangelicals were having a Christmas program for 
the children in the little hall. It had "been a problem 
with the workers, deciding whether or not to have one, 
for many difficulties presented themselves: No plat- 
form; the only instrument, a little organ, several notes 
of which refused to sound, even with the furious pump- 




The Interior of the Rio Cuarto Church 



ing of the bellows that was necessary to play it at all; 
and the seating capacity was small for even ordinary 
occasions. Certainly the setup wasn't very encourag- 
ing; but, on the other hand, many of those children 
had never before participated in Christmas festivities, 
nor had they seen a tree, nor had they known before 
just why Christmas was a special day. 

It was finally decided to do what we could — prepare 
a simple service that could be given without a plat- 
form; put in as many extra benches from the other 
hall as we could crowd in; and look to the Lord for His 
blessing upon our efforts. I think your mission work- 
ers will never again wonder if it is worth while to put 
in extra hours of time and bum up energy in prepar- 
ing a program. 

Dona Mercedes, for that is the Argentine grand- 
mother's name, had a great curiosity to see and hear 
just what sort of a function an evangelical Church 
program would be. Fortunately for her, she had a 
distant relative living in one section of the same house 
where the hall was located. She could make her a visit 
at the hour of the program and no one need ever know 
that she had had any other reason for going; and, 
perhaps she could see or hear something. 

Since the night was warm, it was necessary for all of 
the doors to be open, and it was also necessary for the 
visitor to sit outside in the patio where it was cool. 
That was how we found her that night sitting far 
back in a dark corner, where she could see and hear 
all that was going on inside. That was explained by 
the fact that the little daughter of the relative was 
taking part on the program and the mother wished 
to hear her daughter's part. The Lord used the simple 
messages that night to reach her heart; and, try as 
she might to stay away after that, she was drawn 
irresistably again and again to the door of the mission 
and finally she came inside, taking a seat in the rear. 
Then as the Lord spoke to her heart, she realized 
that the Gospel was the Truth and not heresy, as 
she had been made to believe. She continued to 
come with her family, a daughter, granddaughter, 
and two little great grandchildren. Then, not want- 
ing to miss any oportunity to learn more and more, 
they started attending the church regularly. They 
are all hard working women; and, yet time after 
time, they walk those long twelve blocks, carrying 
the little children in their arms. 

They are having a struggle, for all have lived all of 
their lives in Rio Cuarto and have many friends. 
Their new-found faith is such a treasure to them 
that they can't help but tell others about it. A 
number of their friends have come to the services, 
and some continue to come ; but others have started 
a petty persecution, which does not move them in 
the least. 

Then friends tried what does work so well a good 
many times, scaring them away. One day. Dona 
Mercedes sent for us to come, that she had some- 
thing very important to ask us, and she couldn't 
leave because she was alone with a sick child. She 



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This Argentine woman, hungry of heart and soul, 
walked 25 miles to find a Saviour, and at the end of 
her journey, found only a dead Roman Catholic idol 
that could give her no peace. There are many hun- 
dreds like unto her — without hope unless the mission- 
ary finds them. 

told us of the petty persecution to which they v/ere 
being subjected and how her friends were telling 
her that she was headed straight for hell if she con- 
tinued to listen to the Gosel. This, however she 
said didn't worry her, for she had heard enough of 
the Gospel to know better; but, there was one thing 
that was worrying her. Was it true? 

She was so sure that it couldn't be; and, yet a 
friend who claimed that she had reason to know had 
tx)ld her that if she continued attending the "Culto" 
she would be 'dis-baptized'. That word in itself would 
be a horrible sounding thing to Catholic ears, to whom 
baptism is so all-important. But the explanation that 
the so-called friend had given of this operation was 
worse, that she would be taken and be thrust nude into 
a tub of water before the congregation. She had been 
sure that it couldn't be true; but, was tremendously 
relieved when we reassured her and she said, "I am so 
glad; for, there is something that I feel clear down in 
my heart, and I don't know how I could ever give up 
coming now." 

All three of the women have since accepted the Lord 
and are awaiting baptism. Meeting after meeting finds 
them occupying front seats. 

Then a cousin came to visit the old lady. He is a 
priest and had come to Rio Cuarto to participate in 
special ceremonies. As usual he went to call on his rel- 
atives and she immediately informed him that they 
were attending the "Culto Evangelico." And he asked, 



"Who ordered you to do that?" She replied, "No one 
at all. I go because I am finding something wonderful 
there." Then she said he sat thinking for some time 
before answering and said, "Well, keep on going, you 
won't find anything bad there." She was so happy 
when she told us about it, and we thought: "The Lord 
surely has His hands on this soul. The one person who 
might have spoken with sufficient authority to drive 
her away, was used to strengthen her faith. 

Soon after, she became interested in the Gospel, she 
asked us to visit an invalid friend who needed to know 
more about the Gospel than she was able to give to her. 
We welcomed another open door, for we know that it 
is like a stone thrown upon the waters of a quiet pool, 
its ripples of influence extending in all directions. We 
found ourselves in the sickroom of another fanatically 
Catholic woman. As we stepped inside the door and 
saw the altar, the candles, the images adorning walls 
and table, the crucifix at the head of the bed, and the 
saints pinned to the curtains and the invalid's cloth- 
ing, we felt very much out of place. This couldn't be 
the place to which evangelical workers had been in- 
vited, but it was, as the smiling face of Dona Julia 
testified. 

She wasn't hurriedly making the sign of the cross to 
keep off the devils as many another has done in j3ur 
presence. She was glad that we had come, and drank 
in hungrily all that we told her. How well her friend 
had prepared the way for our coming. We have gone 
again and again into that sickroom and have watched 
every one of those relics of the Roman Catholic faith 
disappear; we have had the great joy of leading that 
soul to the Lord, before she meets Him face to face. 

And what a difference it makes in her life! Now 
(Continued on page 144) 



A GOOD ENOUGH RELIGION 

By Dr. E. K. Higdon, Executive Secretary, The United 
Christian Missionary Society 

About the middle of April, 1901, there appeared in the 
preSs all over the world news of the massacre in New 
Guinea of the famous James Chalmers, who had served 
35 years as a Christian missionary, and his young col- 
league, Oliver F. Tomkins, and with them some of their 
young converts from cannibalism. "Directly the heads 
were cut off, some men cut up the bodies and handed 
the pieces to the women to cook, which they did, mix- 
ing the flesh with sago. They were eaten the same 
day." 

Behold what a transformation has been wrought by 
tlie work of the missionaries begun by Chalmers. 

Today the newspapers and magazines frequently tell 
of soldiers, among them many of our boys, whose lives 
have been saved by Christian men, women or children 
educated in mission schools in this identical vicinity. 
Uncle Sam's lads send home snapshots of themselves 
standing proudly beside the sons or grandsons of men 
who were cannibals less than 50 years ago. 

Changes as profound as that knock the stuffings out 
of the "why-not-let-them-alone-their-own-religion-is- 
good-enough-for-them" school of church members. A 
religion that isnt' good enough for everybody isn't good 
enough for anybody. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



%Uk tUz liiLle GaacU 

By G. J. F. Kreiger 
From "The Neglected Continent." 

The Bible Coach of our Mission recently returned 
from its five month's campaign of Bible and evangel- 
ical literature selling in the province of Entre Rios. 
This province, as its name indicates, is the Argentine 
Mesopotamia, and lies between the Parana and the 
Uruguayan Rivers. It has a cosmopolitan population of 
"criollos," Germans, Italians and Spaniards outnum- 
bering the Russians, Syrians and Turks. Most of these 
dedicate their energies to wheat, linseed and maize 
cultivation and large stock farms. These people are 
not altogether ignorant of the Gospel message because 
here and there one may find congregations of Metho- 
dists, Baptists, Brethren and Waldenses, but alas, what 
are these among the many who are anxious to know 
the Word of God, and who have no one to speak to 
them. We knew that others had gone before in the 
distribution of the Word, but we felt led to send the 
Bible Coach to Entre Rios, assured that the results 
would warrant the effort made. 

Brothers Francisco Nardi and Silcano Rodriguez 
therefore set out with the Coach well stocked with 
Bibles, New Testaments, Gospel portions. Traveller's 
Guides and other Christian literature, not to speak of 
tracts and material received from the Scripture Gift 
Mission for free distribution. Statistics are dry but 
nevertheless serve to show the work done from the 
manward side; the Godward side will appear in "that 
day" when we shall "see as we are seen." 

Over muddy roads and with not too kindly weather, 
our Bible Coach covered more than 1,571 miles. Three 

times they were 

pulled out of im- 
possible places b y 
horses. When the 
weather seemed bent 
on keeping them idle 
in the yard of 
friendly people, our 
brethren went out 
on horseback or on 
foot to sell their 
books. They sold 
2,504 volumes of 
God's Word, 354 
Traveller's Guides 
besides other books. 
Think of the possi- 
bilities when the 
Holy Spirit's mess- 
age is read and 
meditated upon dur- 
ing the long winter 
nights! In very 
many homes here it 
is only the children 
who can read. With 
my mind's eye I can 
see the eager group 
crowding around 




and 



is Heap old coach has borne the message of salvation to countless thousands 
uls in the Argentine. But. it is now exactly 25 years old. It richly deserves, 
■ightly demands its final rest! It awaits the coming of its successor — an 
auto with a real "home on wheels," a modern uiJ-to-date trailer — to carry on 
the wori<. Here Is a chance for some one to do something nice and truly 
worthwhile for the evangelization of oup "Sister Continent." Let us send the 
gospel to Latin ftmepica. especially to the Apgentlne, befope wo will have to reap 
again as we aep now epaping in the waters of the Pacific, and send thorn boys 
with bayonets. 

WHO OFFERS TO CARE FOR THIS NEED? 



Tommy or Anthony while he reads the message of 
God's love. 

Our Coachmen visited 10,100 homes and had 27 dif- 
ferent Gospel meetings. What a pity to have to leave 
such good listeners with but one message to think on! 
One young chap remembers the kindly treatment re- 
ceived from Evangelicals and wants to know where he 
may be instructed further. A policeman with an 
empty pocket does not want to lose the opportunity of 
getting God's Word so runs to a neighbor to borrow 
the necessary money for a Bible. A young German 
Catholic buys a New Testament but is horrified to find 
the name of Luther as the translator of the New 
Testament, and says he prefers to die rather than have 
that book in his hands. Poor ignorant soul! A char- 
coal vendor is selling out the last of his stock but is so 
determined to get the Bible that he is willing to spend 
the last of his cents to obtain the treasure. A lady 
would like to buy a Bible but her husband who as 
usual, is the family treasurer, just then is playing a 
game of bowls in the corner grocery store. Our coach- 
men hunt out the absent husband, inform him of his 
wife's desire, and are able to sell three Bibles in the 
store because of the glowing description of the Bible 
given by the husband! "Why of course I shall get my 
wife this book." On the bank of a stream a father 
buys a Bible for his son "so that he may learn ways 
that are right and just for the life before him." A 
mechanic is very pleased to get a Bible and other 
literature for his family "so that they may be in- 
structed in the way of God." "What a great work you 
are doing to come thus with Bibles and literature to 
these out-of-the-way places." The boss of a wood- 
clearing company buys a Bible, greatly admires the 
work the Coach is doing, but thinks he prefers to let 
others do such work! A young socialistic worker buys 

the Bible with the 

purpose of using it 
to fight against the 
Roman Catholics! A 
school teacher 
thinks the Coach is 
doing a work of 
moral and civilizing 
value and is of the 
opinion the Govern- 
ment should back up 
such work. A priest, 
however, writes a 
furious article in the 
newspaper against 
these "sons of 
Luther and the 
books they are sell- 
ing." Another priest 
writes against those 
that are selling a 
"mutilated Bible and 
other books" and 
commands the 
faithful to throw in- 
to the "purifying 
fire whatever books 
have been bought," 
(Contd. on page 143) 



128 



MARCH 4, 1944 



PASSES ANOTHER MILESTONE 
By Mrs. Harold L. Dunning, F. E. Africa 

Christmas Sunday, December 26, 1943, was a day to 
be long- remembered here at Yaloke, mainly because it 
was the day on which the Yaloke Church took another 
step forward. This was the day when the first deacons 
of the Yaloke Church were ordained. Mark Volongou, 
the former pastor of this congregation, came up from 
Bosembele to be with us for the ceremony; and his 
presence greatly added to the joy of the occasion. 

Because the events of the morning promised to be 
prolonged, we dispensed with the Sunday School period, 
and the Adult and Junior Churches held a joint meet- 
ing. The service was simple, without any frills. Fol- 
lowing the doxology, prayer and two hymns, the con- 
gregation quoted in unison the memory texts for the 
year — twelve in all. It was a joy to hear men, women 
and children join in this utterance of God's Word. 
Following the morning prayer we held the ceremony of 
ordination for the deacons. 

Three men: John Ndo, Dekonou, Laoko, and one 
woman, Anna Longonea, were ordained. At a meeting 
of the congregation about one month previous to this, 
these four were nominated by members of the congre- 
gation and unanunously accepted for the office. This 
was the service of ordination. The ceremony was 
simple. Pastors Dunning and Volongou officiated. 
Elder Dunning read from I Timothy 3 and explained 
what was about to be done. Then each candidate was 
called forward and one by one they knelt before the 
Lord in front of the congregation. Hands were placed 
upon them and Volongou offered the prayer of conse- 
cration. As each arose, Mr. Dunning gave the charge 
with the responsibilities of the office. It was a solemn 
moment as each one after the other of these, so 
recently redeemed from the worship of sticks and 
stones, came forward to be consecrated to this holy 
office in the Church of our Lord at Yaloke. Following 
this, Mark Volongou gave the Christmas message. 

In order that you may know them better and how to 
pray for them, the deaconess and deacons will be in- 
troduced to you here with a bit of their history. 

Longonea is a sister of Volongou and the widow of a 
former worker who died in the Lord. She is Miss 
Tyson's helper in the maternity work and also her 
assistant as Sunday School teacher. She is a true per- 
sonal worker and a zealous winner of souls. Anna has 
difficulty in reading portions of the Bible with which 
she is not familiar, but she lives the Word the best she 
knows how. She is really the only aggressive woman 
in the Lord's work we have, although there are others 
who try to follow her example. 

Dekonou originally came to the mission as a work- 
man from a nearby village. Later he served as a water 
boy. He and his wife were genuinely converted. Then 
he applied himself to learn how to read God's Word. 
In spite of the fact that he was already an adult and 



not a very bright one at that, he succeeded well. In 
1935, after serving in several chapel points, he and 
his wife went some 100 miles away into a strange tribe, 
the Boufi at Boda, to preach the gospel. There at Boda 
God has blessed his labor of love and small but promis- 
ing groups of believers have sprung up. Several of 
them have gone forth to other villages to tell the sav- 
ing story. Dekonou is now also going to undertake the 
work of giving communion, under the direction of an 
elder, in his section of the field. He was ordained for 
this work at the Yaloke Church because that is his 
home church. 

John Ndo is a member of the Boufi tribe where 
Dekonou went. He, too, is not of the brightest, but has 
learned to read and both he and his wife are faithful. 
He has a real testimony among the natives because of 
his Christ-like life. He has remained here at Yaloke 
because of poor health and eyesight. He has worked 
hard in the Lord's vineyard with no promise of remun- 
eration. In order to earn something he has worked for 
some time as church janitor. He walks far to preach 
the gospel and is faithful in a daUy service on the sta- 
tion. When Volongou had to leave, John filled in the 
gap. He did not seek the place, but rather urged an- 
other to take it. Now the main burden of visitation 
among the church members falls upon him. 

Laoko is another one with years of service behind 
him. He was a catechist but because of his wife's 
health had to return to live near the hospital. He be- 
came a workman again and in the evenings held 
classes in surrounding villages. Later he was called as 
Volongou's assistant. Last year he returned to his own 
village about four miles distant. He has a church there 
and he brings his flock in one Sunday a month to the 
Yaloke Church. He has been severely tested. His wife 
is now half paralyzed. According to heathen custom 
a man does not keep a chronically sick wife but returns 
her to her family and collects the dowry paid in order 
to get a stronger wife. But he has remained true to his 
Lord. The village is not responsive to his work and 
have tried to discredit his testimony among them in 
order to get rid of him. He has one faithful man 
among them who helps him. 

Following the ordination and preaching service the 
congregation then went to a near-by stream and there 
twelve men and women entered the waters of baptism 
while the congregation sang joyously the gospel mes- 
sage. Among those being baptized were two very old 
men for whom Volongou had been praying for many 
years. Their faces v.-ere scarred with years of heathen 
practices, but each scar seemed to glisten with a dif- 
ferent radiance as they stepped out of the baptismal 
waters. And why not? Had they not met and received 
Him Who can and has filled the longings of their 
hearts? 

That evening there was another gathering in the 
church. This time to witness a Christmas playlet pre- 
sented by the young men of the Junior Bible school, 
directed by Mrs. Dunning. 

Thus the day ended. Once more victory for Christ 
had been won. The shafts of the church had been sunk 
that much deeper in the soil of Africa. Let us praise 
Him, for He is the author and finisher of our faith. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Si Quelqu'un Me Sert 

By Florence N. Gribble, M. D. 

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Tlie editor lias imeartliea a manuscript which was 
written by Dr. Florence N. Gribble several years before she passed on to 
be with Christ. She sent this manuscript to the editor to be printed as he 
saw fit. He is unable to definitely state the e.xact year in which this was 
written. He ycntures to say, however, that it was more than ten years ago. 
probably some of our missionaries who read it will be able to give us the 
exact date. It is evident, however, that it was written with the intention of 
tmning the minds and hearts of some of our fine Brethren youth to the 
African mission field. Perhaps the Lord intended that it should not appear 
in print before the present hour, so that we can truly say "She. being dead, 
yet speaketh." As we publish for the first time tliis manuscript, 
publisliing it with a prayer that the Lord %vill raise up more 
Marjories, Georges ajid Richards. — Jj. S. B. ) 

NOTE: The characters in this story, Mademoiselle Descalles, 
Marjorie. George and Richard, are fictitious, but the others are c 
missionaries on the African field. — F. N. G. 



Eloises, 



Eloise, 



i he class in French at the Brown High School was 
slowly filing out of the class room. They were quite 
enamoured with their study of this new language, 
which seemed to many of them to possess many inter- 
esting possibilities. Since one of them had been in 
France, the others tried to copy her pronunciation, and 
she, with pardonable pride, attempted to aid them as 
much as possible. 

Two of the girls, Eloise King and Marjorie Graham, 
walked slowly down the street together toward their 
respective homes in the outskirts of the little town in 
which they lived. "Do you know," said Eloise, "I had 
a letter from Miss Emmert in France today. She told 
me such good news. You know she had to get a higher 
diploma before her return to our African Mission Field, 
and she had prayed much about it; and, then, when 
she went to take the course, she was able to pass the 
examination at the end of a single month." 

"I do not know Miss Emmert," said Marjorie wist- 
fully, "but she is a very dear friend of my mother. I 
hope to see her sometime. My mother is in Africa, too, 
you know; and, she has that same diploma. I too had 
a letter yesterday, from a close friend of mine in 
France, Miss Ethel Myers. She is studying for the 
diploma now, and will soon go out to teach in the 
schools there as Miss Emmert has done. I also had a 
letter from Mr. Taber, who is studying there to be a 
doctor. He was telling me that Mademoiselle Salliens 
Cone of the leaders of young people's work in France, • 
says the time will undoubtedly come when this par- 
ticular diploma of which we have been speaking will 
not be sufficient for the schools on our Mission Field 
in Oubangui-Chari, but when the teachers must have 
what is called the Brevet, something like our Normal 
School diploma, and that will take three years at least 
to complete." 

Eloise had now reached her door and bidding Mar- 
jorie good-bye, she went in to greet her mother who 
was an invalid, and a dear elder sister who cared for 
her. 

Marjorie walked on slowly and thoughtfully to her 
little country home on the edge of the town. "I wish 
there were someone," she thought, "to study for this 
Brevet in France. Eloise is so bright, but there is her 
invalid mother. Of course there is the elder sister too, 
but I do not know how Eloise would feel about it. It 
would certainly be a great help to the few teachers on 




"She, being dead, yet speaketh" 

the field should more go out, and especially one at 
least with the Brevet." And then she thought of the 
verse that Pastor Blocher had sent to her mother for 
a motto the year before. "La priere fervente du juste 
a une grande efficace." (The effectual fervent prayer 
of a righteous man availeth much — Jas. 5:12.) "I will 
pray for Eloise," she thought; "it may be that God will 
open the way for her to go." 

That night Eloise was retiring in the little room 
which she occupied alone. In the larger room adjoin- 
ing were her widowed, invalid mother and her elder 
.sister, who acted as nurse. She was thinking too about 
their conversation concerning the Brevet. "Marjorie 
would be just the one to take that course," she thought. 
"She has already had a year in French; she likes lan- 
guage work, and no doubt she would be glad to join her 
mother on the field. Of course I know Marjorie is not 
strong; but I believe if I pray for her, God will give 
her strength." Then she thought of a verse which she 
took as a promise for Marjorie. It was hanging on the 
wall of Marjorie's room and had been given to her by 
that same Pastor Blocher whom she had known in 
France — "Ma grace te suffit, car ma puissance s'accom- 
plit dans la faiblesse." (My grace is sufficient for thee, 
for My strength is made perfect in weakness, II Cor. 
12:9.) And so, unknown to one another, each with the 
burden that someone should get the Brevet, each feel- 
ing herself unworthy, began to pray for the other, rely- 
ing upon the special promises of God. 

In another town two boys, George Good and Richard 
Blake, were likewise facing their future. The time had 
come when they must make their choice of modern 
languages. Both had felt the call to Africa. "I would 
like to study German," said George; "I know a little 
and it has always fascinated me." "But," said Richard, 
"where would you use the German language in Africa? 
Germany no longer has colonies there. My father has 
often told me that Africa contains the last unevangel- 
ized frontiers, and that they must be evangelized be- 
fore the Lord comes. France has large colonies there. 
Why should we not study French and thus be prepared 
to meet the emergencies of life in French colonies? I 
believe," said Richard with decision, "that I will choose 
French." 

"I am with you Dick," said George; "we will give in 
our decision to the Professor tomorrow." 



130 



MARCH 4, 1944 



"By the way," said Richard, "do you know that I have 
thought a lot about teaching?" 

"Is that so?" said George; "Why I intended to be a 
preacher. Isn't that a higher calling? Wouldn't you 
feel that you were obeying the Great Commission more 
literally and accurately than if you taught school? One 
can teach school in the homeland." 

"George," said Richard, thoughtfully, "I would feel 
just as you do about it if it were not for these letters 
that my uncle is receiving constantly from Africa. He 
tells me many incidents from them. You know he is 
Secretary of a Mission in Oubangui-Chari, and he re- 
ceived large numbers of letters from the missionaries. 
Nothing has touched my heart more in the things that 
he has told me and the few non-confidential letters 
that he has shown me, than the need of the native 
Christians who do not know how to write. Think of it 
George! You and I have our temptations. You know 
how often we stumble and fall. Yet would we not fail 
much more often had we only oppotrunity to hear 
about our Saviour once a week or even once a day? My 
uncle says that many of the native Christians in 
Oubangui-Chari scattered far and wide throughout the 
villages of the various tribes have no opportunity to 
hear the gospel except during bi-monthly visits of the 
evangelists. In a few of the villages he says evange- 
lists are now established, but in none of them do 
schools yet exist. Even on the Mission Stations there 
are not enough teachers t,o supply the schools. When 
the Mission teacher takes furlough, someone else must 
replace him, even though he is not a teacher. But there 
are very few who can do this, as they do not have the 
necessary French diploma. Some of the missionaries, 
like Mr. Jobson for instance, who is a pastor, have pro- 
vided themselves with teachers' diplomas. But the 
work is too heavy; it is impossible to be an all-around 
missionary and teach school properly. My idea is to 
pray out teachers and to go myself as a teacher. I am 
planning to spend my life teaching those black Chris- 
tians to read the Bible. You go and preach to them, 
George. Win them to Christ and I will teach them to 
read the Word that they may be strong and stable 
Christians." 

"I see your point, Dick; you are right as usual. It 
does not change my calling, but it makes me see yours 
to be equally necessary. We, here we are talking away 
on our pet theme, Africa, and we haven't even our les- 
sons for tomorrow. It makes me think of the verse in 
the Bible, 'Be ye faithful over a few things and I will 
make thee ruler over many things.' Guess we better get 
down to study." 

The two boys had been sitting during this conversa- 
tion in Richard's comfortable room. The rest of the 
evening was spent in hard study and then George went 
to his own room. The thought of going to Africa was 
for him a work of faith. His parents were poor and un- 
influential, while Richard's were rich and prominent. 
George sometimes felt the difference keenly. 

Part II 

Three years have elapsed. In the Normal School at 
Nogent-sur-Marne, two girls are studying diligently. 
God answered the prayers of each in sending the other 
to France to get the Brevet. Is it not often so? The 
more sincerely we pray, "Thy will be done," the more 



devotedly we have need to say, "Here am I, Lord, send 
me." Marjorie and Eloise have made great progress. 
They had come to France young enough, being just out 
of high school, so that their French, while not irre- 
proachable, yet lacks that "twang" so repulsive to the 
fastidious French ear. They are looking forward to 
having that wonderful document, the Brevet, soon. No 
one doubts that they shall obtain it. Youth and its 
accompanying vitality are on their side. Marjorie is 
never robust. Eloise on the contrary is strong and 
vigorous, and in many ways the two girls are helpful 
to each other. Many are the little services which Eloise 
renders to Marjorie, generously insisting that she is 
still Marjorie's debtor, because this dear chum of hers 
had commenced her study of French in childhood. 

In another Normal School in Paris we find our friend 
Richard Blake. He is very busy with his long hours of 
study through the week, but somehow or other on 
Thursday afternoons we usually find him in Nogent. 
Under the chaperonage of Mademoiselle Descalles, we 
often see him walking in the Bois-de-Bologne with two 
young American ladies. We need not state who they 
are, but it would be iiard to guess whether his devotion 
is toward Mademoiselle Descalles, Marjorie or Eloise, 
so politely and Impartially does he treat them all. 

Word keeps coming from the field to the young stu- 
dents in France: "We are waiting for your coming to 
open a school at this point or that." Or, "A teacher at 
Bassai, Bellevue or Yaloke (as the case may be) is tak- 
ing furlough. We are waiting for your prospective 
arrival to relieve him." And then comes that glad day 
when the two students at Nogent embark for Douala. 
They are traveling alone, or rather without chaperones, 
these two young ladies; but there is One whose pro- 
tecting hand is over them, and their sweet and modest 
demeanor wins for them confidence on every hand, 
while their dignity protects them from the too ardent 
friendship of some of their young fellow passengers. 

Richard's sailing has been delayed. A long attack of 
bronchitis from which his recovery was slow, had de- 
layed the completion of his course. We know that "all 
things work together for good to them that love God, 
to them that are called according to His purpose" ; and, 
while Richard thought his delay was due to ilhiess, in 
God's plan it may have been that he might have the 
joy of traveling to Africa with his old chum, George. 
For just as he was about to sail, having already been 
delaj'ed, he received a letter from his uncle. 

"Dear Richard," it ran; "We are sorry that you have 
been ill, but George is so nearly ready to go to France, 
I wonder if you had not better wait while he spends a 
little time there, and then sail together?" 

It was a mild form of command, but Richard recog- 
nized it as the course of wisdom. It was a happy day 
when George arrived; and, those were happy months 
that George and Richard spent together perfecting 
their French. Then, they, too, followed by the same 
route that the girls had taken less than a year before. 

The trip across from Douala to Carnot was one of 
intense interest to them. They had traveled every foot 
of the way many times before as they had perused let- 
ters from their fellow missionaries. It is only fifteen 
miles from Bozoum to Bassai, and it was very natural 
that they should go first of all to Bassai. It was especi- 
(Continued on page 143) 



131 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



IDOLATRY 

Miss Estella Myers, Bassai, Par Bozoum, Par Bangui, 
French Equatorial Africa 



From man's earliest days he has been an idolater. Hii 
idols have changed from time to time. Paul says 
covetousness is idolatry. This may be the kind In 
civilized land, however in this heathen land, idolatry 
may be more crude, but just as cruel to God and man. 

The black man has been commonly represented as 
superstitious, the whole system of idolatry here, being 
one of fear and not of worship. They combine a belief 
in evil spirits with the idols they carve. These idols are 
to be a medium or a visible object or a dwelling place 
v/here the spirits of their ancestors might reside. The 
African thinks these spirits surround him and are seek- 
ing to torment him. His struggle in the past has been 
to pacify his wooden gods with some thing to eat. This 
he does by bringing chickens, manioc, peanuts and 
goats, etc., to his idols, soliciting their assistance. 

They make a certain kind of idol which they call bilo. 
In connection with this idol is a charm worn around 
the neck of women called kosa. This charm is supposed 
to be charged and made powerful by being brought 
with an offering to the idol bilo. When worn, its duty 
is to keep the owner from lung trouble. Of course this 
charm does not do what it is supposed to do, and the 
Karre often die of pneumonia. More patients come to 
the hospital with this disease than any other. 

Idols are called "medicine," for they are the only 
remedies the natives believe might help them in times 
of sickness. When they do not get better they think 
that they have not given the idol enough. After they 
have given all they have and do not get better, they 
think the idol does not agree that they should get well. 
Any one who is not in fellowship with the true God, 




A Spirit House and tho offering v 
appease the spirits that "the Africa 
seeking to torment him." Note in 
graves of the village fathers. 



!ssel where food Is offered to 
tiiinl<s surround him and are 
the bacit of the picture the 




"Here In this heathen land, idolatry may be more crude, but Just as cruel to God and 
They combine a belief in evil spirits with the Idols they carve." 

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resorts to this kind of "medicine" in time of sickness. 
If it is not a chann around the neck or wrist, it is a 
plant in the garden or an altar outside his house where 
he places some food every day. This is done to keep the 
evil spirits away. There is a place in the forest where 
the men go with their offering when sick, especially 
those who have gone to the bush school soumaili. This 
is called Bata. 

In this soumaili school, the boys are taught the idol 
worship, the dance, and language they use when offi- 
ciating at their heathen rites. They insist that all little 
boys attend this school. They are patriots if patriotism 
is that which comes from the fathers. A child that re- 
fuses to go to this school is regarded as leaving home, 
and they are willing to use any means possible to make 
him obey. 

Just recently three boys ran away 
from this village because they 
would not endure the persecution of 
their father. One claimed he was 
poisoned. They thought he would 
resort to appeasing the gods when 
sick; but, he refused. Last night 
one of the teachers said that we did 
not know all that they had to en- 
dure by remaining in their own vil- 
lage. But we are glad some are 
willing to endure and testify, be 
whipped, slandered and persecuted 
tor the Lord's sake. 

I am living in the rest house of 
this village just across from the 
chief's liarem. I am on the high- 
v/ay, and see a great deal more than 
one ordinarily sees. Today the chief 
is celebrating the soumaili custom 
to name a new baby. About nine 
o'clock he gathered his people to- 
gether, those who would go and 
gave them a feast, consisting of 
three animals he recently killed, 
plenty of beer and manioc flour. 



MARCH 4, 1944 



Mrs. Dunning of our Yaloke station in Frencli Equa- 
torial Africa has sent us two intensely interesting let- 
ters that would be funny if they were not so serious. 

Of the first letter she says: "The first one was in 
French and is the most superlative of its kind I've ever 
seen. The natives all think if they can just learn a few 
French words their education is complete. They always 
get the highest sounding phrases, even if they don't 
know how to string them together. 

And here is the letter: 
"To Monsieur Dunnys, 

Very powerful regrets, infinite lamentations have 
pushed me today to hold my pen holder in order to 
announce to you a vital subject in the fluent simplicity 
of all minutes and all seconds. I solicit from you a 
work, to be an assistant clerk or nurse. Already I have 
my scholar's certificate. I left the class during the mid- 
dle of the first year. I had come late for the entrance 
of 14-5-43, that is the reason for which I was put out 
of the school. I await your letter, if your good answer 
reaches me. I will leave with you altogether for Yaloke. 
To you my best salutations anticipated. 

Signed your pupil, M . . . . Michel." 

Of the second letter she says: "The second letter is 
in Sango. I gave a very literal translation of both, as 
I thought it was more interesting. So even the one in 
Sango shows some of the 'fluent simplicity.' Isn't that 
the best combination you ever heard? It is so descrip- 
tive of our natives, I think. I must add that this fellow 
is not a product of Mary's classes. This second letter 
is to give a report of the conference which they had to 
hold alone. Satan did his utmost to keep Harold away, 
and succeeded; but, he overstepped himself as you can 
see by the blessing they had. He could not keep the 
Holy Spirit away!" 

Here is the letter: 

"B , August 22, 1943 

Dear Monsieur Dunning at Yaloke, 

Concerning the Conference which we made in this 
place. We commenced our Conference on the day of 
Tuesday, the 17 of August, 1943. Thus we entered the 
house of God at seven o'clock in the morning. And 
this was the hour of Nguimbale to show (forth) the 
Word of God. So Nguimbale showed the affair, and 
we went oustide for recreation. Afterwards we returned 
to the house again. 1 said verses with them and song; 
then, showed the affair till we went outside at noon 
to go the village. 

Then we gathered again at three o'clock, and this 
was the time for Kokosso to explain the Word of God. 
And he preached till four o'clock and he was done. And 
it was time for me to show songs to them [lead sing-» 
ing] until five o'clock. The time which we remained 
in place, thus, was untU five nights (had passed) . All 
the people whom we gathered with were one hundred. 

In the land of B I have not yet seen another 

thing like this before, but in this Conference everybody 
stood and confessed their sins and that gave much joy 
to my heart. And we took Saturday to arrange the 
rest ©f the affairs. In all the affairs we took care of 



Saturday there was not one division among us. One 

large youngster took the village of D on the side 

of P to go there to show the affair of God there, 

but we remain to wait till we see (how he does) first. 

Therefore much joy has more than filled our hearts 
because God has given much strength to us in this 
conference. And the believers are very sad because 
they did not hear the voice of Monsieur Dunning 
among them because that he had returned with sick- 
ness. We, the Church, give much thanks to the Lord 
Jesus Christ because of the different tribes we saw in 
our midst. 

Those which the Church returned to our midst wei'e 
eight. Seven Christians and one Convert [unbaptized 
believer] all could be thus [returned]. The people 
which came to the house of God on Sunday were one 
liundred and forty and on top of it six [146]. My story 
is done now. 

The believers of Boali give greetings to you all, also. 
Tououane Robert greets Mademoiselle Emmert very 
much and all the Church of Yaloke in the name of 
our King, Jesus Christ. A Dleu. 

The Signature of your Chatechist, 

Babolo Timothee." 
[Timothy Sweetpotato] 



STEREOPTICON SLIDES ON AFRICA AND 
ARGENTINA 

In order to develop a greater interest in the field of 
Brethren missionary endeavor as it is represented in 
the fields of Argentina and French Equatorial Africa, 
the Foreign Board has made available for use in our 
churches several sets of stereopticon slides on the work 
of these two fields. There are three sets on Argentina 
as follows: (1) Our Field in Argentina (58 slides), 
(2) The Bible Coach at Work (57) slides), and (3) 
Idolatry in Argentina (51 slides). 

On Africa there are four sets available: (1) Opening 
the First Station in Oubangui Chari Mission (59 slides), 
(2) Travel in Africa (40 slides), (3) Village Scenes in 
Africa (38 slides), (4) Chapel, Church, School and 
Hospital (47 slides). 

These slides have been gathered with the help of 
Brother Clarence Sickel, superintendent of our work 
in Argentina, and Brother Orville Jobson, superintend- 
ent of the work in Africa. They will help give a clear 
idea of how missionary work is being conducted in the 
two fields in which we have a vital interest as 
Brethren. 

These slides have been placed in charge of Rev. 
Homer A. Kent, Winona Lake, Indiana, a member of 
the Foreign Board, Pastors or others desiring use of 
these slides may contact Brother Kent at the above ad- 
dress and they will be mailed promptly. Be sure to 
indicate to him what set of slides you want and they 
will be sent if on hand. However, it would be a good 
idea to make a second or third preference since as 
Easter draws near there may be quite a demand for 
the slides as was the case last year. There is no charge 
for the use of the slides. The Board is glad for them 
to be used in the Interest of our Foreign missionary 
work. Please send in your preference early so that the 
schedule can be satisfactorily arranged. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



We Go A-Fishing 

By Miss Mary L. Emmert, French Equatoria.1 Africa 

Sunday afternoon, 4:30 by the clock. The Mission 
drum beats to call together all who have a mind to go 
fishing. I decide to go with them if their destination 
is not too far. A caller interrupts, so I arrive too late 
for their get-together prayer, but I manage to get 
there in time to tag along at the tail end of the Indian 
file winding down over the hill. 

"Where are you going today?" I asked. 

"To the Hausa village," I am told. I am glad because it 
is not too far for me to walk, but I inwardly wonder what 
kind of fishing there will be in a Mohammedan village. 

The brisk three-quarter mile 
walk up and down hill and 
across stream is a nice pre- 
lude in which to collect one's 
thoughts. Conversation is dif- 
ficult because African fashion, 
no one walks with any one 
else even on the big highway. 
but each is a law unto himst^lf. 
We follow the leader who 
finally stops in front of a cei - 
tain house back of a stoip 
The small group of four or 
five sitting in front of the 
house proves to be a convert 
and his wife, a child or two, 
and a man in Mohammedwn 
garb, who is industriously 
tying up a package in banana 
leaves, using fiber from the 
.stock for string. 

The only chair in evidence 
is offered to me, and several 
stools are finally procured 
from the neighbors for the 
other women. I take stock. 
There are seven men, four 
women and three small boys in 
our party. The men stand in 
a row and we begin to sing. 
The audience has grown some- 
what, but we still outnumber 
them. 

The Hausa lend color to the 
background of the picturrv 
we can see one here and there 
in front of his house sitting on 
a mat, now and then touching 
his head to the ground in his 
evening devotions. A tea pot 
of water by his side has served 
for the ceremonious washing 
of his hands. A number of 
sheep and their lambs are 
hovering not far from their 
masters waiting to be penned 
up for the night. 

One of the men in our group 
prays. Then the leader tells 



John Ndo to lead the converts away for separate teach- 
ing. Our deaconess, Longonea, asks a professing Chris- 
tian woman to go aside with her for a personal talk, 
as it has just been reported that she has separated 
from her husband. By this time the audience numbers 
15. The man dres.sed as a Mohammedan has all this 
time been busy tying his package, evidently for a long 
journey. Some one motions for him to put it aside, but 
he motions back that he must continue his work. Soon 
afterwards he gets up without further ceremony, and 
stalks off. 

Mounou is speaking earnestly, haranging the crowd. 

Then Doa speaks. By this time the Hausas have fin- 

i.^hed their devotions and come strolling by in twos and 

threes. Their long white robes and turbans, none too 

(Continued on page 142) 




in French Equatorial Afric 



134 



MARCH 4, 1944 



"Bekora, Paoua, A. F. L. 
Dec. 7, 1943. 

Dear Friends: 

^7ow that I've reached 'home' after three years of 
wandering from place to place, I feel as though I can 
sit down and write a few lines to you. The Lord, no 
doubt, had a purpose and work to be done in all the 
places to which He sent me but my spirit does some- 
how feel as tho' it has ceased from its wanderings. 

One could also feel in the attitude of these people 
here, that quiet satisfied feeling that at long last we 
have come back to them to stay for a time, at least. 
Women and children, as well as the men, were eager 
to help us get settled and re-established. The little 
mud house had become quite filthy after three years 
of no inhabitants other than lizards and snakes and 
what not. The lizards are so tame I could pick them 
up without any trouble. But I don't want to. They 
eat the mosquitoes, so we'll let them live. I did commit 
murder on a poor little mouse, but mousey and I can't 
live in the same house. To get back to the house, its 
inside has been nicely whitewashed and, in spite of 
cracks and crevices, it looks and feels like home, to me 
at least. 

But best of all was the Sunday morning service. 
Their place of worship here is the crudest of crude 
buildings. Just a grass roof held up by a few crooked 
poJes. A small mat to form a semi-enclosure for the 
pulpit space and plain logs on the bare ground for 
seats. But I do believe the Lord's heart was satisfied in 
finding some true worshippers there. I know that my 
heart was filled to overflowing with praise and thanks- 
giving as I watched them come. Group after group 
came, until all the logs were filled and they had to sit 
outside on the ground. I was delightfully surprised to 
see so many old folks come. They weren't coming just 
to see the white folks, because the pastor said that they 
had been coming like that for some time. 

We are not satisfied with only four hundred. We 
want to see twice or three times four hundred filled 
with a hunger and desire to come and worship the Lord 
together. 

There is much work to be done and our prayer is 
that we may learn to quietly wait before the Lord to 
ascertain His v/ill and His way to do the work He 
has appointed unto us, to His glory. That we may be 
the greatest help possible in making Him known to 
these people is our desire, for to know Him, is to love 
Him' and serve Him. Those who are turned aside by 
temptations are turned aside simply because they do 
not really know Him. 

Another reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving is, 
that one outstanding backslider, who has been four 
years wandering and resisting the pleadings of the 
Holy Spirit, has finally yielded and is coming back to 
the Lord. There are quite a number of others who, in 
the last year, have returned to the Lord. Do pray with 
us that they m.ay not rest satisfied until they come to 
truly know the Lord. There are also some problems 
and difficulties looming up; but, no problem is too 
great for our Lord. The difficulties that become moun- 
tains do so simply because we, so often, try, perhaps 



WITH THE LORD 
By Mrs. Orville D. Jobson 



"Mamma Haoua," as most all the Christian friends 
called her, is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Last Sat- 
urday, before she passed away, she sent greetings to 
Monsieur and Madame; and in a little while after that, 
she sat up and told her friends that heaven had opened 
and she was going iiome. 

Haoua was born in the Anglo-Egyptian Soudan; and, 
when just a young girl, she was taken by a white man, 
as his native wife, with whom she lived for some years. 
She traveled all the way to the Gold Coast in West 
Africa with him. She then wandered back from there 
to Fort Lamy; and there for the first time in her life 
she heard the gospel. 

Haoua accepted the Lord as her personal Saviour and 
married a Christian man. Some years after, she and 
her husband came to our Mission at Paoua where her 
husband was one of our catechists. Soon after that, 
he became dissatisfied and left the work and Haoua. 
She came to Bozoum, and we gave her a house in our 
Christian village, where she lived the past eight years. 

She was chosen by the church as one of the deacon- 
esses, and spent much of her time visiting the sick and 
doing personal work. During the past year, she suc- 
ceeded in learning to read the Gospel of St. John, and 
was used of the Lord to bring many to the chapel. Her 
testimonies were outstanding in that she had the 
child-like faith to believe that if she needed a new 
dress the Lord would give it to her; or, if the animals 
were eating the food in her garden she would spend all 
night in prayer asking the Lord to remove them, anrt 
He did. Truly she prayed much, but praised more. Her 
last visit to our house was with a Housa woman whom 
she was trying to win to the Lord. Just the other day 
this Housa woman came to me and said, "Madame my 
heart is sad, that Mamma Haoua has gone away.' I 
told her if she would accept "Mamma Haoua's" Lord, 
she would meet her in heaven. She came to church 
Sunday. Pray for her. 



O MATCHLESS HONOR 

O matchless honour, all unsought. 

High privilege, surpassing thought , 

That Thou shouldst call us, Lord, to be 

Linked in work-fellowship with Thee! 

To carry out Thy wondrous plan, 

To bear Thy messages to man; 

"In trust," with Christ's own word of grace 

To every soul of human race. 

— "Congo Mission News" 

unconsciously, to solve them after our own will and 
way. 

Oh, to be filled with Thyself, Dear Lord, 
Oh, to be lost in Thee! 
Oh, that it may be no more I, 
But Christ that lives and reigns in me. 
Yours in Him. 

Minnie W. Kennedy." 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONAJIY HERALD 



By Marguerite Gribble-Dunning, Yaloke, Oubangui- 
Chari, F. E. Africa 

One hears so much nowadays about marriages and 
weddings at home, and there seems to be so many of 
them, that one is convinced it is easier to get the girl, 
and to get married in America, than it is in Africa. 
At least one young man we know has had a terrifically 
hard time. Let me tell you about it. 

My wash -boy came to work for us (as a cook-in- 
training) about the time Ruth was born. Shortly after- 
ward he told me of the difficulty he was having get- 
ting his wife to come live with him. She was more 
than satisfied with the job she had for other white 
people, and did not want to be a common villager. I 
felt sorry for him, but had to fire him. But the next 
day I rehired him. In the meantime I had learned 
(Voloungou had investigated) that she was not his 
wife, only his fiancee. In English, we can say a fellow 
has a wife, or, he -has a "girl." In Sango it is all the 
same thing, and I was too green to know they used 
the same word for both. So that chapter was finished. 
Bounguili got his dowry back and waited for the right 
girl to come along. 

Not many months passed before he saw Yambele, 
one of our older catechist's daughters. He thought she 
would make a nice wife, and she liked him, too. The 
families agreed, and the dowry was paid. Then began 
his difficulties again. They say "the course of true 
love never runs smooth" — this must be it. 

Bounguili was urged to have a civil wedding before 
his church wedding in order that they might truly 
start their married life right in the eyes of the law as 
well as the church. He agreed and started the long trip 
to the necessary destination. 

On the day he planned to leave, his girl's uncle's first 
wife (from point of position) died. This man, being 
a chief, had to have a big mourning. Naturally, he 
could not be bothered to give a witness to go with the 
prospective bride and groom to testify that the dowry 
was paid and ail else in order. Several days elapsed 
and Bounguili asked permission to leave the following 
Monday. It was granted, and he was wished God- 
speed. Monday morning he showed up for work. When, 
with amazement, I questioned him, I learned that his 
girl was planting garden that day and couldn't be 
stopped! (I had heard she was a "worker". She must 
have been ! ) He would go the next day instead. 

That evening he came to get his paper and men- 
tioned that his witness had gone on ahead and would 
meet him at a village halfway. We asked who would 
be their chaperone. He had no "brother" (anybody 
from a real brother to a village friend) here except a 
young man who had just been excommunicated for 
fornication. (Bounguili is a Baya, and this is Banou- 
land.) We explained he would have to find some one 
else. There was no one, he reiterated. In that case he 
would just have to stay and could not be married. So 
Mr. Dunning sent a message down to our village cap- 
tain to send a workman with them till they met the 



witness. We breathed a sigh of relief. That was done. 
But we continued to worry how he would get to the 
appointed place at the appointed time. It was a trip 
of a day and a half for a swift runner. Bounguili had 
only a day, and he was not noted for celerity. 

The next morning he showed up again — we had 
thought him miles on the road. The workman who was 
to go with him had developed an infection in his foot 
during the night. Could he have another? He could 
and did, and they started off speedily. 

Noon came. We were just sitting down to the table 
when we heard the call: "Bounguili is here!" My head 
swam! He lay across the work table, panting. "Madame, 
— Monsieur, I got — to B's village, — and while — ^I was 
taking some — money out of — my pocket — to buy some 
food — a big bird — swooped down from — the air — and 
grabbed the letter — of introduction you — wrote for 
me. — I was holding it — in my hand. — Like this." And 
he stood up straighter to give us a demonstration. An- 
other letter was speedily given to him along with some 
mangos and banana, because he had been to excited 
to buy the food after all. He was off. We hoped! We 
calJed after the white soles of his feet going down the 
road; "Hurry! But don't kill yourself! I don't think 
you can make it now anyway." 
DELAY 

But he did make it, the "appointed time" having 
been changed by the One Who appoints all time, to 
afternoon from the morning hour originally set. Others . 
had gone for the same purpose, but had started earlier ^ 
than Bounguili. They all came home together. 

There was another delay after reaching home. 
Voloungou, who was to marry them, had just been 
bereaved of his youngest daughter, a few months older 
than our Ruth. So it was a few days before the wedding 
actually came off. And then they were married, after 
all, by Mr. Dunning who had just arrived home after 
a trip in the bush. 

In the evening after the wedding they had a fetist 
in the village. There were no invitations, as people 
automatically knew whether they were invited or not. I 
The whole village plus came ! When the food had been | 
given out, I noticed the brides standing back in the ' 
hut and the bride-grooms were not eating. I asked 
one of them if that was customary, and he whispered 
back: "It's all right, Madame! There isn't enough!" j 
They had killed a whole cow; And the women had been I 
making flour for days. But finally the young benedicts 
squatted down with some friends and partook of the 
feast, too. In a surprisingly short time people were . 
leaving with platesfull of left-overs. Soon they all did \ 
it, so I suppose that was customary. The place was \ 
deserted. It was all over with a few smacks of the lips! 
I said: "Well, aren't you going to celebrate?" He 
answered that they had. It was a feast, and they'd all 
eaten what they wanted to! 

We would like to ask your prayers for this young 
couple— and others— just starting out. Bounguili is 
learning to read. He is not gifted with an unusual 
amount of intelligence, but he is faithful and perse- 
vering. His wife is one of the few who read well, both 
in Banou and Sango. She teaches in the women's 
classes. If the Lord tarries, may we see this a real 
Christian home bringing much glory to Christ and 
bearing much fruit for His Name's sake. 



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MARCH 4, 1944 




*7As Sdlio^ Qetla Jleiten>fj^04n 
A Sweet JldtU Aj^nican, MUl 

BUT WE'LL SHARE IT WITH YOU! 



Boda, Oubangui-Chari, F. E. Africa 
July 24, 1943 
Dear Dr. Bauman: 

I'll go on from where I left off. The next day, as 
you may know, is the French people's holiday like our 
Fcurth of July is for us. Mother and Daddy — and me, 
too — were invited to a big 
dinner. I guess we had a 
lot to eat, but the thing I 
was most interested in 
was a little French girl my 
own age and her brother 
several years older. We 
had the best time to- 
gether, and after that we 
played together quite a 
bit. 

I used to be afraid of 
cars when they came up 
to our house because they 
came so seldom. But at 
M'Baiki they went by the 
house real often. I got so 
I'd point to them and say 
"Tar" as soon as I heard 
one coming, and I was not afraid any more. I'd even 
run cut on the road sometimes and that made Mother 
afraid because they all came down the hill and around 
the corner so fast. The day we left (last Monday 1 
T\^hen everybody was busy packing the car, I disap- 
peared. Pretty soon they saw me way up the hill run- 
ning as fast as my legs could carry me. Mother knew 
I was on my way to play with my little friends, but 
since we had already told them goodby she made me 
come home. 

Running away here at Boda has not been quite so 
funny. We live right in the vallage and there are so 
many interesting things to watch and go to. But 
Mamma insists on my playing on our own little 
veranda or in the big space between our mud house 
and the mud church. Only sometimes I go off anyhow. 
I always get spanked all the way home, but I soon for- 
get that. So one day Mother used the rope Daddy ties 
the boxes on top of the car to tie me to a post on the 
veranda. She said, "Since you are such a little monkey 
I'll have to tie you up like one." 

Mimi, my pet monkey we got on this trip, used to be 
tied up, but now she knows where she belongs and 
stays. Mother thought that that might help me, I 
guess. (By the way, I named Mimi myself.) She didn't 
call me a monkey so the natives could understand, 
though, 'cause that is one of their ways of cursing 
people: to say they are related to a monkey or some- 
thing like that. Daddy thinks they have more sense 
out here than some "smart" people at home. But the 
natives must have got the monkey idea when they saw 
me with the rope around my waist. They told Mother 



"Ruthie" 
'n' the naughty (?) mami 
spanked her 'n' tied her 
a monkey! 



that was terrible. Of course, I agreed with them. But 
I didn't when one of the catechists said to Mother, "The 
Bible says to spank them. Not that. That is bad." He 
handed Mother a stick to use on me ! I was glad when 
she didn't, but she left me tied up anyway. He went 
away nearly as sad as I was. I had to be tied up twice, 
but I stayed home after that. 

One day Yama, an old friend of my Mother's and 
Grandma's and Grandpa's came to see us. Mother 
thinks he came to see me more than her because lasu 
year he would not come when I was not along. We are 
so sorry he does not love Jesus now. (You will remem- 
ber him from Grandma Gribble's book.) He has not 
come to church for years, and Daddy says he tries to 
stop others from coming. But he just looked and 
looked at me. He said I look just like Mother used to 
except she was bigger when he knew her. (Some of my 
Aunties and Uncles and the natives say I look exactly 
like that picture of my mother when she was two, 
standing on the sidewalk with her hands behind her 
back.) All the other black people call Mother Madame, 
but Yama called her Magwitie. He almost cried when 
he left because Mother talked to him about Jesus. And 
they read out of the Bible a long time. He knows hov/ 
to read. But he 
went away and 
would not come to 
church. Mother 
says the people in 
your church pray a 
lot. So please tell 
them to pray for 
Yama real hard. 

A lot of the 
people here are sick 
with flu. We didn't 
have any meetings 
interrupted by rain 
here either. (We 
did at M'Baiki.) 
But there are so 
few of the regu- 
lar members at- 
tending they think 
it is better to post- 
p n e communion 
to a little later 
when they can all 
come. So we are 
going home tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) instead of 
Monday. Daddy has a Bible Conference beginning Mon- 
day at Yaloke anyhow. 

I'm going to be awfully glad to see my aunties again. 
They are so nice, and I love them just loads. And, do 
you know what? As soon as I get home I'm going right 
over and ask Aunt Betty for a cooky 'cause I haven't 
had any all week 'cause I ate them all up at M'Baiki. 
Don't you wish you weren't so far away so you could 
have a cooky, too? I love you, too, even if I haven't 
ever seen you yet. I've been able to say I love you for 
a long time and know what it means, too. 
Love with a hug and kiss, 

RUTHIE 
P. S. My real name is Ruth, but people call me Ruthie, 
so ] said that, too. 




"Liz" (Elizabeth, Ruthlc's Nurse, "Ruthie" 
(three months old), and Elder Voloungou. 

(Note Voloungou's prayer pad, Bible and song 

book.) 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




4?a^e^^ Mllll04i.a^ nSl CdUa^ Mail lio^ 



Hill Maconaghy (Argentine, S. A.) writes under date 
of January 17, 1944: 

"Dear Brother Bauman: 

"Tomorrow morning we are leaving early for Berro- 
taran where we shall help Brother Wagner in a tent 
campaign and also with the Bible School. . . . 

"First, Dolly and I wish to thank you from the bot- 
tom: of our hearts for your Christmas greetings and 
especially the check which you so kindly sent us. It 
was here when we returned from the young peoples' 
camp and you can imagine that it will come in handy 
when I tell you that I returned with the only good 
summer suit that I own worn completely through in 
the seat. I trust that the brethren will not think by 
that I have backslidden while down here. You see 
they were three years old and traveling so much in the 
car, seated on leather upholstery, seems to be rather 
hard on suits. So you see that the gift that you sent is 
meeting a real need. 

Well, many things are happening during these days 
in this land beneath the southern cross. As for the 
work, it never was harder. We say this not from our 
short experience, but after conversing with others who 
have had many years of experience in the work here. 

You will be interested to know that commencing 
with the coming school year the government is placing 
Roman Catholic doctrine in the schools as a part of the 
curriculum. If there are those who do not want their 
children to receive such teaching, then they must enter 
a class where they shall be taught morals, which, if 
you ask me, means about the same thing, and certainly 
means that the children are going to be tested severely 
if they continue going to evangelical meetings. It looks 
like the days of suffering are not far off. 

We had the best young peoples' camp we have had 
to date. The number was not so great — due to lack of 
money and the increased expenses this year, but we 
certainly had a blessed time. One could just see the 
Lord working in the lives of the young folks. Then on 
the last night we had a faggot service. It was thrilling 
to hear the testimonies of those who were dedicating 
their lives anew to the Lord and also those who were 
naming the Lord for the first time. One of the gii-ls 
who made such a decision had to choose between the 
Lord and her sweetheart. The latter is a Catholic and 
does not care to hear anything about the Gospel. Well 
she is standing firm — says she would rather stay single 
all her life than be untrue to her new-found Saviour. 
Pray for her as she has many battles and without doubt 
will have many more. 

The work here in La Carlota continues to make 
progress. The attendance is much better and best of 
all the Lord is saving souls. The Lord willing we shall 
have the first baptized from here during our general 
conference in Rio Cuarto in February. The bar which 



was next door to our hall and that molested us not a 
little, has closed up. This is a direct answer to the 
prayers of the babes in Christ in this town. How happy 
they were when they heard the news! 

Saturday evening about eight o'clock while we were 
sitting in the kitchen we felt the earth tremble. It 
lasted but for a moment but in that moment ushered 
at least 500 souls into eternity in the city and province 
of San Juan. It is and it isn't very far from us here. 
The southern part of the province of San Juan touches 
the northern boundary of this province of Cordoba. 
According to the report last night there were 500 dead, 
900 severely injured and 4,000 slightly hurt. But with- 
out doubt there will be many more dead since they had 
not even commenced to search the ruins. All over the 
Republic they called for donors of blood. All these 
things cause us to work harder to reach these poor 
souls and to lift up our heads knowing that they but 
indicate that our redemption draweth nigh. Oh, how 
we need more missionaries! We need them now! Is 
there no one who cares about the souls in this be- 
nighted land? I'm sure there is — but why do they stay 
at home? 

Well, I must close this letter for time and paper are 
scarce. The Lord bless you, Brother Bauman, and once 
again thank you for the gift. Greetings to all in the 
Lord." 



Miss Dorothy Black, member of the Long Beach 
Church, who is an ambassador for Christ under the 
direction of "The Orinoco River Mission of Venezuela," 
has mailed out a circular letter to her friends that is 
interesting and shows that, as a missionary, she is 
literally saturated with enthusiasm for the work of 
her Lord. And, it seems that the rabid antagonism of 
Roman Catholicism only spurs her forward in her mis- 
sion. 

Here is an interesting incident related in her letter: 
"For several weeks I had a children's class in a Chris- 
tian home, but I did not know that an old lady would 
bring her chair to the sidewalk and listen. She received 
the Lord as her Saviour; and when a few weeks later 
she was dying, she told her family that she did not 
wish to have the priest come out, for she knew the 
Lord Jesus and was trusting in Him." 

When we read that, we instantly recalled Ecclesiastes 
11:1; "Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt 
find it after many days." Again it is written: "So shall 
my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall 
not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that 
which I please, and it shall prosper in the things 
whereto I sent it" (Isa. 55:11). 

Verily, they that labor for the Lord never labor in 
vain. We may not see the fruit in this world, but in 
the world to come we shall be astonished how God 
prospers His Word when faithfully given out. Let us 
not be weary in well doing. 



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Floyd Taber gives a very interesting experience of his 

with lost tickets at the time he traveled to Capetown 
in South Africa for his furlough. Those who may ques- 
tion that God concerns Himself with our troubles when 
we pray should read this. His experience reminds us 
of a great sermon we heard one time on the subject, 
"But God." Here is his experience: 

"On the way down here, somewhere between 
Elizabethville and Bulawayo, I lost our train 
tickets, but did not know it. We spent a day 
quietly in Bulawayo. between trains, and then 
when we went to get on the train, I discovered 
they were no longer in my brief case. Further- 
more, our reservations had not been made for 
that train. (It was the third serious blunder 
the Maritime Beige had made in booking our 
passage!) The trains are all crowded, the 
space being reserved for weeks ahead. Accord- 
ing to the experience of some other people, we 
might have had to wait two months there in 
Bulawayo to get booking. But the Lord 
worked, and the conductor took us right on 
the train we were supposed to come on. I 
thought the tickets were only mislaid, and that 
I would find them before we had been on the 
train very long. But repeated searches through 
all our baggage failed to reveal them. All I had 
was the receipt showing I had bought them, 
but that did not prove that someone else had 
not used them. And it seems there had been a 
number of crooks trying to ride without pay- 
ing their passage recently, so when we got to 
Capetown I was taken to the Police for in- 
vestigation! But it was too early to do busi- 
ness, and they told me to come back at nine 
o'clock. That gave us time to get our baggage 
out to the Missionary Home. (Dr. Thome and 
Mr. Burkhart met us at the train and helped 
us with it.) Instead of eating breakfast, I took 
one last look through all the baggage I had 
had anything to do with. Just as I had fin- 
ished, and decided to give it up, I heard them 
singing downstairs, at devotions — 'Oh what 
peace we often forfeit, Oh what needless pain 
we bear, All because we do not carry, Every- 
thing to God in prayer.' So I fell on my knees 
beside the bed and committed the whole affair 
to God. I had prayed before, but I had not 
really committed. Then the thought came to 
me like a flash, 'I cannot possibly have put the 
tickets in the baby's suitcase. I never handle 
anything in that; and besides, we have already 
looked there.' But just because they could not 
be there, I looked once more — and there they 
were! 

'It's just like Jesus, all along the way, 

It's just like His great love.' " 



Jake Kliever, in a belated report letter written from 
Bellevue, F. E. Africa, on June 7, 1943 says: 

"Florence is getting the house under roof now. It 
has been a hard pull. I have not been able to help, as 
caring for two fields as Pastor, plus the treasury duties, 
which are rather complicated with personal allow- 



ances, etc., also coming through, and still having the 
truck work to do, I just can't stretch myself into the 
third person and do building also. The Lord has 
strengthened physically and is strengthening, so we 
are hoping that He will be able to gather a few things 
out of many in which He may glorify Himself. If we 
didn't love our work as missionaries we would have run 
out long ago, but now we can't even be chased out! 
Pray with us that His first will may be more and more 
perfectly fulfilled in us to the end that many shall 
learn to know Him more perfectly and many others 
yet find Christ as their Saviour. .. . Well, I must close, 
trusting that soon we shall all take our permanent; 
furlough in Glory occasioned by His return." 

("Florence," who is Miss Bickel, apparently was the 
architect and builder of the ladies' house in Bellevue. 
We certainly do need several practical;■m!Sn:to.:relie^^9 
these ladies of duties of that sort. Weaa'eiinfoniied, 
however, that "Florence" did her job"w611. .■Phis note 
from Brother Kliever's letter reveals the :f act that mis- 
sionaries understand the value of their mission and 
love their work. We wish the members of the 
church in the homeland could know its value as they 
do.— L. S. B.) ;i" Tj; 



Mrs. Harold Dunning writes to say: 

"Every Wednesday some of the catechists who work 
in villages which are not too distant, come in for a 
day of 'Bible School.' Regular classes are taught by 
Miss Tyson, Mrs. Dunning, and Voloungou. These 
catechists, and all the others, do not have the "helps" 
by spiritual authors which we have to read. They have 
only the New Testament in a language which is not 
strictly their own — a trade language. They have a few 
books of the Bible in their own tongue besides. Think 
what you would do with only the New Testament. You 
would be rich, yes! But I know you thank God, too, 
for the privilege of reading other good books and the 
opportunity to hear many great Bible expositors. So, 
remember, these catechists do need your prayers." 



Mrs. Dunning writes again September 13 

'"Magazines surely are scarce lately. We get only a 
few Heralds, and almost never a Foreign Missionary 
number. We missed two months of Reader's Digests 
on the station and many copies of the Saturday Eve- 
ning Post. Usually when a number is missing, some 
other magazine for that same week or month 
arrives!!!!!??? We also heard there are lots fewer 
sinkings on the Atlantic, but we can usually tell by 
regularity of dates on magazines anyway." 



Miss Estella Myers, under date of November 8, 1943, 
writes from our station at Bassai, F. E. Africa: 

"You have sent money for me to go on a vacation. At 
conference the director wanted all who were due for 
furlough to take a rest. Miss Bickel and I consented 
and the Fosters and Klievers wanted to stay a while 
longer. They want to go home when they go. Florence 
and I are going to the Cape. We will be at the Andrew 
Murray home. He expect to leave in December for six 
months. 

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the whole New Testament in the Karre language. I 
have written to the Bible Society to send the material 
to me at the Cape. . . I am very anxious for the trans- 
lations to be as good as they can be. . . We just returned 
from conference. The Tabers seem to be rested. All 
are so much better than when they left. I am looking 
forward to the rest from the quinine and sun. Little 
Allan Bennet looks just like his father. Only child 
they have with dark eyes. We certainly are lookin;; 
forward to the new party. We hope that they will be 
soon on the way. . . When Captain Brun was here he 
spoke to the government about the natives selling girls 
to men having a wife and this question was soon 
settled. I had six in my home. He released all of 
them. He told the Chiefs that they should see that 
their people were happy. The chiefs went to the par- 
ents and told them to take back the money they re- 
ceived for their daughters and let the men buy them 
whom they loved and who had no wife. We can do 
girls' and women's work here now since they see that 
we consider them people and not goats or chickens to 
be sold. I praise the Lord for the visit of Captain Brun 
in this tribe. He did a great deal for us along the edu- 
cational line. We are putting on a program that I 
have been praying for for years. The Scriptures can 
not do much good if the people do not know how to 
read. We need to pray that all may be able to read in 
their own language. . . How I wish that when I went 
on my vacation I could visit you all, but we do not feel 
like visiting the States now. To be gone for six months 
v/ill not matter much, but when one goes home one 
does not know hov/ long one will be gone. Surely when 
the war is over many will be coming out. We need 
many missionaries to evangelize and teach the people 
to read. May God bless you all and keep you. We 
thank every one who prays and gives to us." 



Miss Elizabeth Tyson, under date of December 8, 194.3 
wrote from Yaloke : 

"Since Floyd is back he examined all the Station 
personnel, and to our sorrow, he found that there were 
ten sleeping sickness cases right here on the Yaloke 
station. Among this number were three of Voloungou's 
daughters. All the afflicted have gone to Bossembcle, 
where the government has established a treatment 
center. Voloungou and his wife accompanied his girls, 
so we greatly miss him here, but what is our loss is 
gain for the Christian group at the Patterson Memorial 
chapel of Bossembele. . . Are we glad that Ruth Snyder 
is coming! Praise the Lord! It gives us greater faith 
to trust for the others. . . I just heard a wonderful pro- 
gram from Scotland, a hymn sing, or what your Cali- 
fornians call a 'Singspiration.' It was put on by the 
Soldiers, Sailors, Waacs and Waves, one member of 
each group choosing their favorite. The Soldiers of 
Scotland chose, 'I'm Not Ashamed to Own My Lord,' 
those of Wales, 'Rock of Ages.' The Chaplain who an- 
nounced the hymns certainly was true to the Blood of 
Christ and with such testimonies we can rest assured 
that our boys and those in service still believe, and that 
they are being cared for spiritually." 



Mrs. Jobson, under date of December 8, writes to 
Mrs. Hunter: 

"Your good letter written to all the Missionaries 
arrived here last week, almost four months on the 
way. . . We are now in the midst of the dry season 
and are having very hot winds and plenty of dust. 
The natives have started the forest fires and at night 
one can see the forest burning in all directions. I lovi 
to watch the fire burning especially when it is not too 
near home. It reminds me of the coke oven fires near 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

"Just doesn't seem possible that Christmas is so near 
at hand. Have been making some little trinkets for 
the Missionaries' children. You see we can't run around 
the corner and buy gifts like you do at home. However, 
we have some stores, but most everything is for the 
natives. Sometimes we do buy material for dresses. 
Lately the stores are carrying material made in Eng- 
land and of course that is worth buying, but the price 
is enormous. Toys for children cost a fortune, where 
at home you could buy them for a dollar or more. We 
have been invited to spend Christmas with our friends, 
Mr. and Mrs. Veary, whom we met in Paris in 1925. 
They are stationed about two hundred miles north of 
us, working in the Soudan United Mission. . . It surely 
v.'ould be a joy to be with them. We are praying very 
definitely for His guidance." 



Hill Maconaghy, from Argentina, writes a most 
encouraging letter, just received, from which we quote: 

These are the months when we are really up to our 
necks in work. There are tent meetings, Vacation Bible 
Schools, special meetings, the regular work as usual, 
young peoples' camp and the annual conference. 

In our district we have had two tent campaigns thus 
far and the third is now in progress. Two of them were 
held in new towns where we hope to be able soon to 
open new works. Thus you can easily see that we are 
taking the Board seriously when they said they would 
send us new workers. We are counting on that extra 
help to man these new fields. It is the plan to have 
campaigns in as many new towns as possible this sum- 
mer and take possesion of many new fields for the 
Lord. Will you pray for open doors and for the blessing 
of the Lord on this work? 

Thursday morning we traveled to the town of Jo vita. 
It is not such a large town — as they go in this country. 
The men with the tent did not arrive until late in the 
afternoon, but by working hard we had everything 
ready for the night. Well we had quite an experience. 
Unlike the people in other towns here, the people there 
did not want to sing. What work it was to have even 
a short song service. We used choruses almost com- 
pletely at first and after five or six days they started 
to open their mouths a little. The town priest went in- 
to action immediately and we heard the church bell 
almost constantly. He sent a letter to the owner of the 
hall and the lot which we rent, telling him to throw 
out the heretics. The owner, although Catholic, became 
angry and kept the letter just in case they tried to 
damage his property. The people were noisy and one 
night attempted to untie the main ropes of the tent. 
Fortunately one of the men saw them and ran them 
off 



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Well, with all the opposition we saw the hand of the 
Lord moving in our midst in a marvelous way. The last 
two nights when we extended an invitation there were 
55 who manifested their desire to receive the Lord 
Jesus as their Saviour. They gave us their names and 
now the pastor will follow them up. Out of these we 
trust shall come some really regenerated souls who 
shall carry the work there forward. 

What a change we have witnessed here in Carlota! 
At the first we could not get the people to enter in the 
hall. Now we don't know where to put them as they 
fill the hall to overflowing. Sunday night there were 
43 present and we do not have a very large place, so 
pray that we might find a more appropriate place. 
There are a number of saved people here who will, the 
Lord willing, be baptized within a short time. My how 
they love the Lord! It really is the greatest joy in the 
world and in heaven to witness souls saved and grow- 
ing in Him. 



WHO SHOULD NOT GIVE TO MISSIONS 

1. Those who believe Jesus made a mistake when 
He said: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations."' 

2. Those who do not believe that "the gospel is the 
power of God unto salvation to every one that be- 
lieveth." 

3. Those who wish that no misgionary had come to 
our forefathers and would prefer to be heathen. 

4. Those who believe that every man should shift 
for himself and ask with Cain, "Am I my brother's 
keeper?" 

5. Those who believe that God will not caU them 
into account because of the way they spend their 
money. 

6. Those who are willing to have Jesus say to them : 
"In as much as ye did it not unto one of these, ye did 
it not unto me."' 

7. Those who are willing to have the guilt of a 
brother's blood upon them in the day of judgment. 

— Selected. 




TH6 Pima urn b^ riueen uomoiv^ 



NOTE: Our good Brother, Ben Hamilton, of Grace 
Seminary, who is better known to foreign missionary 
circles in the Brethren Church as the husband of Mrs. 
Ben Hamilton, recently sent the Editor a sample of 
his handiwork — a cut which, he, with his jackknife, 
carved out of a lowly piece of linoleum. We are pre- 
senting the result to the readers of The Herald. Ben's 
ideas, you will agree, are excellent. We can't say quite 
so much for his presentation of them. He himself 
frankly admits that he has South America "a bit dis- 
torted, resembling a freshly yanked impacted, abcessed 
molar." 

However, be it known that the stock of Mr. Ben 
Hamilton has "gone up" a bit, so far as the Editor is 



concerned in that Mr. Hamilton has proven himself 
somewhat of a genius in the use of a jackknife — a 
necessary qualification for an African missionary. 
Geniuses of that sort are needed in Africa. We hope 
that his training will be speeded up and that he and 
his good wife will soon be on the way to the great dark 
continent to link up thousands of ebony sons of Africa 
with the life that shall endless be. In the meantime, 
profit by Ben's .suggestion, and send $1.00 to the Bretlx- 
ren Missionary Herald, Winona Lake, Ind., for one 
year's subscription to "The Perfect Link." You will 
profit, the Missionary Herald will profit, the mission- 
aries will profit, the church will profit — everybody will 
profit! DO it NOW! 



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lin.eiUfv&4i. ^a^eiXf^H. MnUanoAif ^Injedan^u 



SOUTH AMERICA 

Address: Rivadavia 433, Rio Cuarto, F. C. C. A., Prov. 
Cordoba, Argentina, South America 

Rev. and Mrs. Clarence L. Sickel 

Address: La Carlota, F. C. C. A., Velez Sarsfield 1918, 
Argentina, South America 

Rev. and Mrs. Hill Maconaghy 

AFRICA 

Address: Mission EvangeUque de I'Oubangui-Chari, 
Bozoum, par Bangui, Oubangui-Chari, French 
Equatorial Africa 

Supt. and Mrs. OrvJlle D. Jobson 

Address: Bassai, par Bozoum, par Bangui, Oubangui- 
Chari, French Equatorial Africa 

Miss Grace Byron 

Address: Bekora (Bemiller), par Faoua-Bangui, Ouban- 
gui-Chari, French Equatorial Africa 

Rev. and Mrs. Jake P. Kliever 
Mrs. Minnie Kennedy 

Address: Bellevue, par Bossangao, par Bangui, Ouban- 
gui-Chari, French Equatorial Africa 

Dr. and Mrs. Floyd W. Taber 
Rev. and Mrs. Joseph H. Foster 



Address: Bouca, par Bangui, Oubangui-Chari, French 
Equatorial Africa 

Rev. and Mrs. Robert S. Williams 

Address: Yaloke, par Boali, par Bangui, Oubangui- 
Chari, French Equatorial Africa 

Rev. and Mrs. Harold L. Dunning 
Miss Elizabeth Tyson 
Miss Mary Emmert 

MISSIONARIES ON FURLOUGH 

Rev. and Mrs. Chauncey B. Sheldon, 725 Fairbanks St., 

Ashland, Ohio 
Rev. and Mrs. Curtis G. Morrill, Harrah, Wash. 
Mrs. Benjamin Hamilton, Jr., Box 102, Winona Lake, 

Ind. 
Rev. and Mrs. J. Paul Dowdy, Box 11. Winona Lake, Ind. 
Miss Estella Myers, c/o Andrew Murray Missionary 

Home, 20 Bellevue St., Capetown, S. Africa. 
Miss Florence Bickel, c/o Andrew Murray Missionary 

Home, 20 Bellevue St., Capetown, S. Africa. 

MISSIONARIES AWAITING PASSAGE 

Rev. and Mrs. Garner Hoyt, Wheaton College, Wheaton, 

111. 
Rev. and Mrs. S. Wayne Beaver, c/o Grace Theological 

Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind. 

MISSIONARY ENROUTE TO FIELD 

Miss Ruth Snyder (In Africa, but not yet at Station) 



WE GO A-FISHING 

(Continued from page 134) 

white after several days' wear, distinguish them clearl" 
from the ordinary villagers. Besides this their tint is 
usually a bit lighter and their features less negroid. 
Five of them stop on the path within range of the 
meeting, evidently discussing us. Just at this moment 
a little one year old baby who has been sitting all this 
time quietly in the center of the circle without any 
attention from anyone begins to whimper. A small 
brother appears from nowhere and rescues it. 

Doa has finished his talk, so I arise to my feet with 
the desire to get the Hausas to listen. They refuse to 
sit down with the ordinary natives, but they walk a 
bit closer. I draw a lesson from the sheep and a few 
village goats, who have come within range of our vis- 
ion. Then I tell of the Lamb of God who died for the 
sins of the world. The Hausas love their sheep, so they 
are naturally interested. At the end I ask Selemoui, 
our group leader, to explain my message a bit more so 
that they will be sure to understand. 

The service ends with singing and prayer. The class 
of five converts has returned in the meantime, and 
the crowd has grown to about 25. As we break up the 
formal service, different contacts are made with the 
crowd, then we slowly wend our way back, by the 



fading light of day and the uncertain light of a first 
quarter moon. 

And the catch? Who knows? We have cast the net 
without many apparent results, especially as regards 
the Hausa. They are very wary denizens of the deep 
indeed, and I believe that we have never had a "bona 
fide" catch amongst them in this region. But every 
fisherman knows that there is something about fishing 
that makes one "keep on" anyway. So although it is 
much easier to go fishing among the other shoals 
nhere we have at least some nibbles to encourage us, 
yet we can only cast the net wherever the Lord directs, 
trusting Him for the results. Would you not like to go 
a fishing with us? 



IN MEMORY OF DR. BEAL 

The Foreign Missionary Society wishes to acknowl- 
edge the support the late Dr. J. C. Beal has given it 
down through the years. Dr. Beal was elected as a 
member of the Foreign Board last year, but prior to 
that time he was a strong and enthusiastic supporter 
of the Foreign Missionary work from its beginning. The 
next Educational number of the Herald will be issued 
in commemoration of the many years of service D 
Beal has given to the Lord through his service to the 
various boards of the Brethren Church. Brethren 
everywhere have missed him but all acknowledge that 
he has gone to a great and well earned reward in the 
arms of his Saviour, Jesus Christ. 



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MARCH 4, 1944 



IDOLATRY 

(Continued from page 132) 

After eating the food, the soumaili dance started. The 
men are painted in red. Such drumming and yelling 
and singing one seldom hears. Next came the idol 
appeasing and the teacher named the baby. Some then 
went home but others are staying and will stay until 
they are tired dancing. 

In my doorway sits a lad of about ten years, the aon 
of the chief who is not attending the celebration. He 
said it was not the place for any to be who had given 
their hearts to the Lord. He said his father tries to 
make him appease idols, but he will not. How many 
times we have prayed with these natives that they 
might be strong in His might when they have come to 
us with a broken heart. One must see them with his 
heart and mind as well as his eyes, and share his com- 
passion with them. 

When it comes to idol worship in certain places, it 
sometimes seems we are sowing against the wind. 
Evangelizing among the Panna tribe requires prayer, 
faith and steadfastness. This tribe was the last to sub- 
mit to the government. It was brought down from its 
hiding place. They say our message is "fen houl," 
meaning "a thing of death." They think if they do 
not appease idols they will die. We praise the Lord that 
some day they will see the light; and, that which must 
die will be the sin in their hearts. 

God sometimes allows evil to have its full course: 
but, revival will come through presenting the claims of 
Christ. We will continue on in preaching the Word in 
spite of all opposition. 

If ever we needed your prayers, it is now. If ever oui 
workers needed your prayers it is now. Some, whom we 
thought would help us in evangelizing their own people, 
are leaving the work and going back to wives. Others 
whom we called hypocrites are leaving the old way 
and giving up wives and coming back home, they say. 
Oh, may God have the preeminence in our lives and 
theirs. 

It was Cary who said: "I will go down into the pit 
but you must hold the ropes!" How cruel to let go! 

At St. John, New Brunswick, is erected a monument 
to a young man who did a very heroic thing. One day 
when coming to work, he saw a crowd of people looking 
out from the pointed rock into the sea. He knew there 
was trouble; and, rushing down he saw a boy struggling 
in the water sixty feet below the rock. They had tried 
to rescue the lad by putting out a boat, but the sea 
smashed it against the rock. There was a life preserver 
with a life string attached lying near. This boy pulled 
it over his body and jumped into the sea; and, after a 
great struggle with the waves reached the lad. He 
then signaled to those on shore to pull him in. In their 
excitement they had neglected to hold the life line and 
there it was drifting away to sea beyond any human 
reach. 

Again and again he signaled. At last, in despair, 
slipping his arms through the life preserver, hugging 
the boy to his breast, he went down. How they must 
have felt! Such a heroic struggle, futile because they 
had failed to hold the life line. May it not be said of 
us, that we have neglected to hold the ropes. 



SI QUELQUE UN ME SE 

(Continued from page 131) 

ally very natural for George, for whom should he find 
there, already for some months happily teaching, but 
Eloise ! 

The rocks and moimtains of Bassai have seen more 
than one romance. Nowhere does the moon shine more 
brilliantly, nor enthrall with a deeper spell, those who 
risk themselves to its wooing. They were happy days, 
those days preceding the wedding in the little church, 
when George and Eloise became husband and wife. He, 
a preacher, and she, a teacher. What prospects they 
have of service ! George could not resist teasing Rich- 
ard a bit. "Nothing succeeds like success," says the 
old adage; and, George said: "Dick, I am ahead of you, 
you are only a teacher, and I am pastor and teacher, 
too." Richard was glad in his friend's joy. All the 
world loves a lover and the congratulations which were 
extended on every hand were joyous and sincere. 

But Richard was not to remain at Bassai. It was a 
half day's journey only by automobile to Bellevue 
where Marjorie was teaching; and, then, another day's 
journey, this time to the new station to which Richard 
was to be appointed. None of our four young people 
have regretted their choice to serve God on the last 
frontiers. Not one of the teachers ever regretted their ■ 
profession, tedious and wearisome though it was, they 
had the joy of seeing the readers, emerging from their 
schools, become the staunchest and most stalwart of 
all the Christians. To them all was fulfilled the preci- 
ous promise of our Lord "Si quelqu'un me sert, le Pere 
I'honorera" ("If any man serve Me, him will My Father 
honor" John 12:26.) 

Speak to us. Lord, until our hearts are melted 
To share in Thy compassion for the lost: 
Till our souls throb with burning intercession 
That they shall know Thy name, whate'er the cost. 
Speak to us, Lord, till, shamed by Thy great giving. 
Our hands unclasp to set our treasures free; 
Our wills, our love, our dear ones, our possessions. 
All gladly yielded, gracious Lord, to Thee. 

— Author Unknown. 

EOOO 

WITH THE BIBLE COACH 

(Continued from page 128) 

no matter the cost or the beauty of the book. But alas 
for Rome! She has many disobedient children these 
days! A lady bought a New Testament and the daugh- 
ter very innocently showed it to the priest and was told 
to burn the book because "it comes from the heretics!" 
But the lady answered, "Not so, this book speaks of God 
and I'm not going to burn it because the priest says 
so," and then she added "If the priest wants to burn 
books let him go and buy and then burn them." 

So, midst lights and shadows, the work of distribu- 
tion of God's Word continues, thanks to these Argen- 
tine Christians who are willing to face the hostility of 
roads, weather and environment, very conscious of 
God's presence with them. . . 

We are very grateful for the help of the British and 
Foreign Bible Society and that of the National Bible 
Society of Scotland without which the work of the 
Coach would be impossible. 



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YES WE'RE READY TO GO 

(Continued from page 121) 

entered Grace Theological Sem- 
inary, being convinced that the 
Lord led me in this choice. At 
that time, Argentina was far 
from my mind, but not from the 
Lord's. During the first two years 
at the seminary the realization 
of the great need of this field 
became more and more acute, 
until finally I was face to face 
with the decision whether or not 
I should volunteer. The decision 
was reached last September 
when I, together with my wife, 
volunteered to become mission- 



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READY TO GO! 

By Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Hamilton, Jr. 
(Mrs. Hamilton is a furloughed missionary). 

"So, as much as in me is, I am 
ready to preach the gospel to you 
that are in Rome also." With the 
same enthusiasm Paul spoke to 
the Romans, we are equally ready 
to go to Africa. For through the 
grace of Christ we are debtors to 
the people of Oubangui-Chari. 
So long have those people been 
in a heathen blackout that it is 
our obligation to bring Christ's 
light to them because they are 
eager for it. 
Paul said to the Romans: "I am not ashamed of the 
gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto sal- 
vation to every one that believeth." Because we are 
not ashamed of that great gospel either, we wish to 
take this "power-of-God-unto-salvation" to the Afri- 
cans who are in weakness. For how well do we know 
what rich jewels are among those people! 

Recently, one of the native 
catechists wrote us. After telling 
of the whereabouts of two other 
workers, the native writer said, "I 
remain to do for our Lord Jesus 
Christ." No wonder we want to 
go to Africa and win souls for 
our Lord! 

In thees unfortunate times 
when doors to Africa are not 
easily opened, we praise the Lord 
that we can have intense prep- 
aration at Grace Seminary. For 
while one is studying at the seminary, in order to be- 
come a workman that need not be ashamed, the other 
is teaching French and Sango to the candidates, pre- 
paring them for important days ahead. 

Still we shall not be entirely happy until we are in 
Africa. Our hearts belong, through Christ, to the 
Africans. For great is our glorying in them and great 
our exceeding joy over the faithfulness of the native 
Christians! 




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(Continued from page 127) 

she leans upon the certainty of salvation by grace 
instead of the hopelessness of indulgences, mass, and 
the efforts of her loved ones to free her soul from the 
flames of purgatory. Now she will go out into eternity 
with her hand in His instead of leaping out alone. 

Only as we go into these homes and others that the 
Lord opens to us, and talk with the people, can we real- 
ize the depth of the darkness in which they have been 
living, and in which other millions are still bound. 
Much that they tell us seems so absurd that we can 
hardly realize that thinking human beings could accept 
it at all. And yet we find all about us those who not 
only accept it but follow on, refusing to accept the 
truth that is offered them. 

Much would be laughable were it not so very, very 
tragic. For instance this experience of a relative of one 
of the members of the Rio Cuarto church: the priest 
persuaded this old man that if he would deed his little 
home to him, that in return he (the priest) could 
arrange an open road right straight through purgatory 
and on through to the gates of heaven. The old man 
decided that it was well worth it, and the deal was 
closed so far as the old man was concerned. 

He died later in the city poor house; and, when rel- 
atives wanted to use candles at the service (no one 
except the evangelical thinks of having a funeral with- 
out candles) the priest would not permit it, saying that 
the old man had already entered into heaven. Souls 
denied the light by those who are supposed to be min- 
isters of light and driven to the very gates of hell itself! 
We can only pray, "Lord, strengthen our bodies, multi- 
ply our efforts, quicken our steps, make us wholly 
yielded to Thee, so that our every word will count and 
we can do much more than we are now doing!" 

The door of the Lazareto Hospital is also still open, 
and the work there continues to bear fruit. Sometimes 
we wonder just how much of the message has been 
understood, and many times souls have passed out into 
eternity between our visits out there. Two months ago 
there was a seemingly unresponsive girl who had not 
seemed to be very near the end. The workers talked 
to her about her soul, left literature and went on to the 
next bed. The following month they found that she 
had died, but in the next bed was a young paralytic. 
Her first word of greeting to the workers was: "You 
must be the woman that Juana talked so much about. 
She had so longed for you to come again before she 
died." Then she told about how Juana had talked to 
her about Jesus Christ who saves and that she had 
died trusting in Him. Her Testament and tracts had 
been passed on to this new patient. We are so thank- 
ful for this open door and such opportunities. Only 
eternity will reveal what is accomplished there. 



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LDITORIALS 



By Mrs. C. W. Mayes 

By the time these lines reach our readers, the Lord 
willing, your editor will be entering upon a new field 
of service. The severing of bonds which have made a 
church a part of one's very self is conducive to a check 
up. Among other things in the almost twenty years of 
effort in serving the Lord as a pastor's wife, the activi- 
ties of the women's missionary groups in which we 
have had a part have passed before us in review. The 
picture is varied, to say the least. It covers everything 
from bake sales to blessings. Our readers need not be 
reminded that there is a great gulf fixed between them. 
Out of it all we feel led to ask some questions. 

WHY AW.M.C? 

Just why is there a need or a place for a women'.3 
n;issionary group in a church? What contributions has 
a church the right to expect from such an organiza- 
tion? 

Among our women the money-earning or ladies' aid 
idea has been so conipletely outgrown that it need not 
even be considered Next in line, as a valuable by- 
product, is the social or fellowship aim. Fellowship 
among Christians can be most helpful, and pleasing to 
the Lord as well. However, this fellowship must be 
guarded carefully and prayerfully. Most of us are so 
hum.an that unless we constantly pray the Lord to 
"set a watch . . . before my mouth" and "keep the door 
of my hps," it is not safe for us to spend much time 
"ju.st visiting." 

The editor recalls vividly a meeting where over- 
emphasis upon the social part of a women's program 
was most humiliating. A national officer was the 
guest speaker. Just a.'; she was nicely started on a 
carefully prepared and helpful message, the refresh- 
ment committee (which consisted of about a third of 
the attendants) exchanged knowing glances and re- 
tired to the kitchen to prepare elaborate refreshments. 
The humiliation of the pastor's wife was exceeded only 
by the bewilderment of the speaker. Since that time 
we have never ceased to be afraid of refreshments at 
a missionary meeting. 

Benevolent work, we feel, is another by-product of 
a women's missionary group. Here again, care must be 
exercised lest the good crowd out God's best. 



THE FINAL ANALYSIS 

When all is said and done, we must admit that only 
those activities which contribute directly to the sal- 
vation of souls are truly missionary. The church has 
a right to expect such activity from the Women's Mis- 
sionary Council. 

Like all other missionary work, this must begin at 
"Jerusalem." The most fruitful and effective groups 
are those which have a very definite program of per- 
sonal work and visitation. This must be backed up, of 
course, by prayer. Happy indeed, is the church and the 
pastor with such a group. 

The next step is to our home missionary and semin- 
ary interests. Our W M. C.'s should not only supple- 
ment, but stimulate the gifts of the church to these 
v/orthy institutions. United prayer, nurtured by in- 
formation gained at the devotional meetings, will be 
certain to bear fruit. 

Perhaps the greatest contribution that the W. M. C. 
can make is to foreign missions. In this, the names 
and problems of our foreign missionaries are brought 
vividly before our women. Many of our people have 
never had the privilege of attending a national con- 
ference. To them, our missionaries are too often only 
vague personalities. No other organization is so well 
equipped to make our missionaries live before our people 
as personal friends and co-workers, even though they 
may never have met them face to face. 

Lastly, the church has the right to expect a spirit 
of love and harmony to radiate from the W. M. C. We 
reluctantly and shamefully admit that failure at this 
point is not only possible, but all too common. This is 
most serious, for we are convinced that without this 
spirit, all else that we m.ight accomplish is nullified. 



PRAYER REQUESTS 

By Mrs. Ralph Rambo 

"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your 
heart, all ye that hope in the Lord" (Psa. 31:24). 

1. Pray that God will lift us out of our lethargy and 
give us a real passion for the lost. 

2. Pray that every Christian home shall have a 
family altar. 

3. Pray that our pastors shall preach with the real 
power of the Holy Spirit, that our churches may enjoy 
a continuous revival. 

4. Pray definitely for the Christians on our foreign 
fields and for the missionaries on each field by name. 

5. Pray that God will make a way for the needed 
furloughs of our over-worked missionaries. 

G. Pray that the Lord of the harvest will send more 
laborers into His harvest. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD: Entered as second-class matter April IG, 1943 at the postoftice at Winona Lake, Indiana, under the 
Act of March 3, 1S79. Issued four rimes each month by The Brethren Missionary Herald Co.. Winona Lake, Indiana. Subscription price. %\ On a year: 
Foreign countries SI. 50 a year. ADMINISTRATION: Leo Polman. Secretary of Publications; Robert Gilbert, Office Manager. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 
Herman Hoyt, President; Bernard Schneider, Vice-President; R. D. Crees, Secretary; Homer A. Kent, Treasurer; Paul Bauman. Jlrs. Charles Mayes, R. E. 
Gingrich, L. L. Grubb. A. L. LjTin, S. W. Link. EDIT RS: Foreign Missions, Louis S. Bauman; Women's Missionary Council. Mrs. Charles Mayes; Home 
Alva .1. McCIain; Managing Editor, Leo Polm.in. 



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MARCH 11, 1944 



Bv Charles W. Mayes, pastor, West Tenth Street Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio 



The theme of today's study shows us that the faith 
of the believer enables God to produce the practical 
virtues. 

I. Salvation is based on a like precious faith com- 
mon to all true believers (2 Pet. 1:1-3). 

This like precious faith does not depend upon the 
name of the denomination, nor upon like customs of 
worship. It is based on the righteousness of God. This 
means that salvation always provides a perfect and 
spotless righteousness for believers. We do not have 
this righteousness of ourselves, but it is imputed to 
us, or reckoned to us by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 
In Him, God sees us as righteous. 

Grace and peace are significant of God's order. They 
cannot be reversed. There is no lasting peace, personal, 
congregational, national or international, without the 
grace of God. Furthermore, these things can only be 
ours through the "knowledge of Him; " that is, through 
the knowledge of Christ. All things which come to this 
world of men from God, come through the Lord Jesus 
Christ. We get them through Him, or we do not get 
them. 

II. Salvation comes to us when we receive God's 
precious promises, and the promises make possible the 
Christian virtues (2 Pet. 1:4-9). 

In this section we are introduced to the subject of 
the divine nature. This is God's life planted in the life 
of the beUever — God's own righteousness. So all the 
righteous acts which God accepts from us are, after 
all, acts born out of His own life in us. This is the 
mystery of "Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 
1:27). 

Mentioned in this section are seven precious quali- 
ties of Christian life. Literally, these are not to be 
added to our faith. Rather, they are produced out of 
our faith. Faith is not one of the virtues. It is the 
one attitude of heart which makes it possible for God 
to produce the virtues. 

Some Christians are barren and unfruitful. This is 
not because they lack good works or a good character. 
It is rather because they do not produce these things 
out of their faith. They may be good folks, but they 
are not good because of faith in God's promises. Sucii 
Christians are blind to the great inner truths of God's 
life flowing out through the believer. 

m. Christians must be more than mental believers, 
v/e need to be established in the faith (2 Pet. 1:10-13.) 

The term, "make your calling and electioh sure,' 
means that believers should know definitely they are 
saved. The theory that one has to wait until he gets 
to heaven before he knows whether or not he is saved, 
results from ignorance of the Scriptures. Although 
some of God's children may not know they are saved, 
it is certainly their own fault. This passage is very 
strong. In the original we get the idea that we are 
to m.ake our calling and election sure to ourselves. God 
already knows, but He wants us to know for ourselves. 
Believers are given a definite message so that we can 



know we are saved. "These things have I written unto 
you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye 
may knovf that ye have eternal life . . ." (1 John 5:13). 

The phrase, "For so an entrance shall be ministered 
unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom," 
is literally, "For so an abundant entrance may be given 
you." All true believers will enter that great kingdom 
to come. Those who know they are saved and who have 
produced these precious virtues by the precious in- 
dwelling Christ, received through the precious promises 
wUl have an "abundant entrance." Simple salvation 
is alike for all believers, and takes us into the presence 
of Grod, but there are certain rewards, privileges and 
responsibilities which are in addition to simple salva- 
tion by grace through faith. Peter exhorts us to live 
out the Indwelling Christ, allowing His righteousness 
to flow out through our lives so that we will have an 
"abundant entrance." 

There are a number of things which we should know 
to be thoroughly "established in the present truth." 
We must know the Christ of God who died and arose 
to make our salvation possible; we must know the 
righteousness He provides as a substitute for our sin; 
we must know the promises by which God offers these 
things to us; we must know that real Christian char- 
acter is not merely being good and doing good, but it 
is Christ in the believer living out the Christian 
virtues; we must know for certain we are saved; we 
must know about the abundant entrance; we must 
know the meaning of being thoroughly established in 
the faith that nothing can move us from Christ. 



DEVOTIONAL PROGRAM FOR APRIL 

SONG: 

SCRIPTURE— Col. 1:9-15. 

PRAYER CIRCLE 

CHORUS— "Let the Beauty of Jesus" 

BIBLE STUDY— Salvation Lived Out 

SPECIAL MUSIC 

MISSION STUDY— Victory in Argentina 

OFFERING— Grace Seminary 

BENEDICTION 



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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

President — Mrs. Homer A. Kent. Box 102, Winona Lake, Indiana 
Vice-President — Mrs. Melvin Fisher, Camden, Indiana 
Recording Secretary — Mrs. Arthur Cashman. Winona Lahe. Indiana 
Financial Secretary-Trea.surer — Miss Mabel DonaldBon, 4328 Garrison Street 

N. W.. Washineton, D.O. 
Literature Secretarj- — Mrs. Herman W. Koontz, 105 0tterTi«w ATeniM 

Ghent, Roanoke. Vlreinia 
Editor — Mrs. Charles W. Mayes, 314 Dorchester Street, A«hland, Ohio 



FOOD FOR THOUGHT 

When a man, be he a professed preacher or no, 
isn't sure what he believes and then asks others to 
follow his example, well — no thinking person is going 
to give up what he already has for something some 
one else doesn't know whether he has or not. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



By Rev. and Mrs. Paul Dowdy, Missionaries on furlough from Argentina, South America 



In Argentina we must sometimes wait a long while 
to see victory in the various projects. We are glad 
that in our mission as a whole we have seen some 
progress. We realize that all this progress depends 
upon the victory which individuals themselves have 
over sin. 

VICTORY OVER IMAGE WORSHIP 

Dona Dolores Aguiere was an old lady, 93 years of 
age, who lived in the northern section of Rio Cuarto. 
Her daughter and son-in-law, who are believers, lived 
there too. Dona Dolores went to a ladies meeting at 
her daughter's home one day, and for the first time 
heard the Gospel. She liked to go to the mission, but 
the priest had told her after a confession that if she 
ever went there again, he could not grant her forgive- 
ness of that sin. Later, we were going each week for 
open air meetings in that section. She saw most of her 
neighbors gathering around the missionaries to learn 
their songs and hear their message. From her home 
she could hear the hymns. She liked them very much. 
Then she decided to attend. The Holy Spirit convicted 
her of sin, and she believed and was saved. After she 
was saved. Dona Dolores would visit her friends and 
neighbors before our next meeting inviting them to be 
present to hear the Word of God. After she believed 
on the Lord, she was perplexed as to what to do with 
her little image. Saint Antonio. He had been in her 
house many years and she had prayed to him asking 
him many favors. Now that she had learned to know 
Christ as her personal Saviour, she realized that she no 
longer needed Saint Antonio. Then there was the 
problem — what should she do with this image? Give 
it to her daughter or her granddaughter? But then 
she decided that if he were of no use to her, of what 
value could he be to anyone else? So she threw him 
away. During her last days, as she lay on her sick bed, 
she continued to testify to all who came to see her. 
Truly she had already found victory over death 
through our Lord Jesus Christ with whom she now is. 
VICTORY OVER CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 

Mrs. Debanne is a widow. She lives in Los Cisnes 
Aith her two daughters, Clara and Olga. One day. 
Brother and Sister Maconaghy were distributing tracts 
in this little town and visiting with all who were in- 
terested in the Gospel. When they stopped at the 
Debonne Grocery and General Store, they met the 
daughters. They had heard of the Gospel before. In 
fact, they and others of their family were members of 
a Protestant church in Buenos Aires. But in this little 
town there was no church of any kind. They were glad 
to meet the Maconaghy's and invited them to come 
again. Upon every visit, they found only Clara and 
Olga were interested. Their mother had another in- 
terest — it was Christian Science. After much prayer, 
God showed Mrs. Debanne the falsity of Mrs. Eddy's 
teachings, and she then found real joy and fellowship 
with her Lord. The Debannes have a happy Christian 
home. The two daughters are now caring for the Chil- 
dren's Bible Class in that town as Mrs. Maconaghy 



cannot now do it because gas is rationed. Their testi- 
m.ony has meant much for the work in Los Cisnes. 

VICTORY OVER "THE CARES OF THIS LIFE" 

This phrase, "the cares of this life" (Luke 21:34) ex- 
presses what is perhaps one of the greatest obstacles 
in the pathway of those who hear the Gospel. There 
are many who gladly listen to the message of salvation 
and victory over sin, but few are able to pass this 
barrier which rises before them. They like the Gospel, 
say it is reasonable, and say they believe it, but they do 
not accept the Lord openly and whole-heartedly, be- 
cause there is a price to pay. This involves some appar- 
ent sacrifices in the realm of "the cares of this life," 
among which are some necessary and legitimate things. 
One's business or other means of making a living, care 
of family and home, education of children, and peace 
and harmony in family relations, are all important 
matters in this life. However, these necessary cares of 
life keep many from coming to the Lord. There are 
some who put even these things aside in order that 
they "may win Christ" and become the heirs of salva- 
tion. 

Some time ago we received a letter from Argentina 
celling of the victory of one man over just such things. 
For about two years, from time to time, he had heard 
the Gospel and had been visited by the missionaries. 
His children attended the Sunday School, but he and 
his wife were not much interested in the Gospel for 
their own lives. Then there came a time when this 
man yielded to the pleading of the Holy Spirit and 
gave himself to the Lord. Very soon it became known 
that he had accepted Christ as his Saviour according 
to the teaching of the Protestants. Then his trials be- 
gan. His little business which had brought him a com- 
fortable living was now almost ruined because the 
Catholic people of the town would no longer patronize 
him. Just the same, he bore a testimony in his place 
of business. Besides speaking to his customers about 
tlie Lord, he displayed on his walls some plaques bear- 
ing scripture texts. The slump in business has given 
him some extra tim.e which he likes to use in helping 
Brother Maconaghy distribute tracts. In spite of the 
fact that his business is not so good now, he says that 
what he has in Christ is worth far more than his busi- 
ness ever was. This man and his wife did not allow the 
cares of this life to keep them from coming to the Lord 
Jesus Christ. 



WHERE TO SEND FUNDS 

Home Mission Council 
Rev. R. Paul Miller, Secretaj^ 
Berne. Indiana 
FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS: 

Foreign Missionary Society 

I>r. L. S. Bauman, Treasurer 
1025 E. 5th Street 
Long Beach, 4 , Cahf ornia 
FOR SEMINARY: 

Grace Theological Seminary 

Dr. Alva .T. McClain, President 
Wincna Lake, Indiana 
FOR PUBLICATIONS: 

The Brethren Missionary Herald Co. 

Rav. Leo Polman. SecretaJT of Publications 
Winona Lake, Indiana. 



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NOVEMBER NEWS LETTER 

Bozoum, A. E. F. 

'■It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and 
to sing praises unto thy name" fPsa. 92:1). 

May our hearts ever be tuned to sing His praises is 
our prayer. Our yearly conference was held at Yaloke 
Station this year, and we were so happy to have Dr. 
Taber and family with us again. There were eighteen 
missionaries and seven children present, and we truly 
had a blessed time of fellowship and prayer. The 
Taber family is going to live at Bellevue Station for 
the present. Brother and Sister Foster also have been 
placed there. The Kliever family and Mrs. Kennedy 
have returned to Bekora Station. Just yesterday we 
received a cable from Brother Bauman saying, "Snyder 
enroute." How we do. praise the Lord for her! We are 
badly in need of reinforcements, and believe others will 
soon be forthcoming. Let us continue to remember the 
Hoyts and Beavers in prayer. We believe they, too, will 
soon secure passage. Truly "He is the God of the im- 
possible." 

Misses Myers and Bickel expect to leave next month 
for a six months' vacation at Capteown. 

A few weeks ago all the Europeans were called to the 
Government hospital to have their yellow fever in- 
jections. Some of our personal help were permitted to 
have these injections. News from Fort Archambault, 
a Government Post about two hundred miles north of 
Bozoum, have reported four deaths among the Euro- ' 
peans from this dreaded disease. Praise the Lord for 
HJs--faithfulness in keeping the missionaries in health. 

Our Junior Bible School men who have been attend- 
ing school here for several months have now returned 
to their various villages and chapels to resume their 
work. Their v/ives also have been in our Bible reading 
classes and are now able to read the Word. 

This morning in our women's meeting I noticed our 
cook's wife donning a new dress. After returning to 
the house I told the cook how nice his wife looked. He 
said, "But Madame, it took all the money I had to buy 
her the dress." Just two days ago he received his wages 
for the month ($1.05) and I wondered what he was 
going to have to eat for the rest of the month! Native 
material for dresses is very expensive, and it takes eight 
yards for a dress. They have a blouse, then take about 
three yards of material to wrap around their hips, this 
of course reaches to the floor (evening robe if you like) 
and a couple more yards to throw over their shoulders 
for a scarf. He said : "I wish you would give our wives 
a good talking, and tell them to dress like you do, then 
they could have two dresses in place of one!" Good 
advice isn't it? 

We are now in preparation for our Christmas pro- 
gram and the little "kinky" heads enjoy saying their 
recitations and singing the Christmas songs. He find 
the natives to be quite original and usually play their 
part well. This won't reach you for Christmas, but we 
are wishing you all a blessed and happy New Year. 
Yours in Him, 

Charlotte Jobson. 



REPORT OF THE EAST CENTRAL DISTRICT 
W. M. C. RALLY 

The W. M. C. of the East Central District was held at 
the First Brethren Church of Canton, Ohio, January 
24, 1944. 

The councils represented were Wooster, Ashland, Fre- 
mont, Rittman, Sterling, Cleveland, Middlebranch, 
Homerville, and Wadsworth. 

The morning session opened at 11 o'clock led by Mrs. 
Howard Middleton of Canton. This was followed by a 
prayer service of intercession led by Mrs. Charles 
Mayes. 

At noon a covered dish dinnef was served in the 
church basement. The tables were decorated with min- 
iature globes, reminding everyone of our world-wide 
responsibility to spread the Gospel. Mrs. Howard Mid- 
dleton led in group singing. A duet was sung by Mrs. 
Frank Blanc and Mrs. Paul Guittar. Awards were given 
to the Ashland Council for the largest attendance and 
Fremont for coming the greater distance. 

The afternoon session opened at 1:30 p. m. with Mrs. 
Bell in charge of the devotions. The theme of the pro- 
gram was, "Women Manifesting Christ." The speakers 
were Mrs. John H. Squires of Wooster, Mrs. Walter Lepp 
of Cleveland and Mrs. Glenn O'Neal of Canton. 

An instrumental and a vocal number were given by 
Miss Ruth Bergert of Canton and accompanied by 
Mrs. Ralph Bergert. 

The Ambassadors of Grace, male quartette of Grace 
Seminary, sang several numbers. Rev. Charles Berger- 
son played a piano number. 

Mrs. Gordon Gonawein of Fremont led in prayer pre- 
ceding the business session which was in charge of the 
president, Mrs. Walter Lepp of Cleveland. Sixty mem- 
bers were present. 

Mrs. Lois Robinson, Cor. Sec. 



FORGIVENESS • 

By Anga Garber 

O Lord, forgive the unkind words 

My lips did freely say, 
Against Thy children Thou has bought, 

For I am weak as they. 

Help me to look within my life 

And see the sins forgiven, 
How black they were, and what they cost 

Thy precious Son from heaven! 

They've yielded to temptations great 

As I have, e'er and o'er; 
Forgive and strengthen, blessed Lord, 

Help me to love them more. 

Christ died for all this sinful world. 

For each has sinned, 'tis true; 
Then why should I His love forget 

And tell what others do? 

So help me, Thou most Holy One, 

In all I do and say; 
And when I see my brother sin, 

Not criticize, but pray. 



What counts against a man is not so much what he is not 
as what he does not try to be. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




The Suien/taad 



APRIL 

THE CHALLENGE OF CHRIST IN BEING A 
LIGHT-BEARER 
John 9 
Memory Verse — John 9:5 
SONG SERVICE. 
PRAYER CIRCLE. 
SCRIPTURE— Luke 12:35; John 8:12; Matt. 5:16; 

I John 1:7; John 1:4; Eph. 5:8 
DEVOTIONAL TOPIC— The Challenge of Christ in 

Being a Light-Beeirer. 
CHORUS— Saved to Tell Others. 
MISSIONARY BIOGRAPHY. 
SPECIAL NUMBER. 

MISSIONARY TOPIC— (Found on W. M. C. page). 
BUSINESS SESSION. 
BENEDICTION, 



PRAYER BOX 

Pray that each Sisterhood girl may truly shine 

for her Lord. 

Pray for the Hamiltons in their work at Grace 

Seminary. 

Remember our missionaries who are waiting 

for the way to be opened that they may go 

to the field 

Remember our home mission pastors. 



o^ McuMf cuid Manikd 

NEWSY NOTES 

Dear Sisterhood Girls: 

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour from 
the S. M. M. of the Leamersville Brethren Church. 

We have an enrollment of twenty girls and, by the 
help of the Lord, we are trying to reach the hearts of 
many girls in our community. At our last meeting, held 
in January, we planned to have a candlelight service 
in the near future and also planned to receive an offer- 
ing at our next meeting to send to the native mission- 
ary children in South America. We have enjoyed the 
biography of our missionaries in the Herald and pray 
that many souls will be added to the Bride of Christ. 

We were happy to have in our presence Mrs. Leo 
Polman, our National Patroness, this past Sunday, 
January 30. She gave a wonderful message which wUl 
be long remembered by our Sisterhood girls. 

The Word of God says "I can do all things through 
Christ which strengtheneth me." We pray that we will 
be strengthened in Him daily and be a shining light in 
a dark place. We ask that you Vi'ill remember us in 
prayer that we will be a group of Sisterhood girls on 
fire for the Lord who has done so much for us. 

Remembering you in our prayers. 
In His Care, 
Phyllis Lingenfelter, Secretary. 



THE SECRETARY'S LAMENT 

The secretary had the blues 
Because there wasn't any news. 
Then one day she received a letter, 
It did the trick — she felt much better. 

Said she, "At last the tide has turned," 
But soon the awful truth she learned; 
One letter was all that came her way. 
So that's all we can print today. 



Won't you help make our paper better 
By writing us a newsy letter???? 
Please sit down and write today. 
Then send it in without delay. 



A GOOD IDEA: 

The Sisterhood at Listie, Pennsylvania prints a paper 
each month, giving announcements, news, and helpful 
suggestions. In the January paper we found four New 
Year Resolutions. We thought they were fine, and, 
although this is a bit late for New Year, we suggest you 
read them thoughtfully and see how you measure up. 

1. DO NOT read your part; study it and tell it in JUNIOR SISTERHOOD CORNER 

your own woids. Our lesson this month is about Jesus, the Light- 

2. If you are asked to take a part, do not refuse, bearer. There are many other names given to Christ. 
Say: "I would just love to." Look up the following references and see if you can 

3. Read your Bible daily. find these names: 

4. Try to reach the 100 mark each month. L . John 6:27 

I . I Tim. 1:17 

A MIGHTY GOD G - -. I John 5:20 

During an earthquake, a few years ago, the inhabit- H -. Acts 3:14 

ants of a small village were generally very much T . John 3:2 

alarmed, but they were at the same time surprised at B -. John 6:48 

the calmness and apparent joy of an old woman whom F . Isaiah 7:14 

they all knew. At length one of them, addressing the A . I John 2:1 

old woman, said: "Mother, are you not afraid?" "No," R . John 3:2 

said the good woman, "I rejoice to know that I have a E . Deut. 33:27 

God that can shake the world!" — New Century Leader. R . Job 19:25 

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MARCH 11, 1944 



Russell D. Barnard, Pastor First Brethren Church, Dayton, Ohio 



IS YOUR LIGHT HANGING OUT? 

The story is told of a little girl who was shivering her 
way along a main street of one of our large cities. She 
saw the beautiful lights and heard the happy music 
from a large church building. She went in, warmed 
herself, and listened. The preacher's text was, "I am 
the light of the world." At the close of the service the 
little girl went up to the minister and said, "Did you 
say you are the light of the world, sir?" "No," my dear 
child," replied the minister, "Christ is the Light of the 
world. I'm just one of the little lights." The little girl 
looked at him a moment and then said, "Well, sir, I 
wish you'd come down and hang out in our alley. It's 
awfully dark down there." 

Our Bible lesson today is in the 9th chapter of the 
Gospel of John. Please read all the chapter carefully, 
and you will see that it calls Jesus the "Light of the 
world." Then it continues to teach that we should 
all be lesser lights telling of our blessed Lord and 
Saviour, Jesus Christ. 

A POOR BLIND MAN 

Our lesson tells the story of a poor blind man, in 
fact, a man who was born blind. Blind men in Jesus' 
day were in a pitiable condition. They were not only 
unable to see, but they were usually poor beggars, so 
diseased and dirty that no one wanted to touch them. 
Of course, they were in physical blindness and the 
Bible teaches that we are in a much worse condition; 
ours is spiritual blindness. It also teaches that the god 
of this world, who is Satan, is the one who blinds 
people's eyes until they cannot or will not see Jesus. 
Spiritual blindness means that people cannot under- 
stand the Bible at all, that they don't love the Lord 
Jesus, and that they have never accepted Him as their 
personal Saviour. Usually, such people are not found 
in the church because they enjoy places of sin so much 
more. 

■V^Tien Jesus said, "I am the light of the world," He 
was not thinking so much of the fact that soon He 
would make a blind man to see, but He was thinking 
of this greater spiritual blindness, which He would 
be able to drive away. In order that people might know 
He could drive spiritual blindness away. He showed 
His power by healing the blind man. Jesus did this in 
a beautiful way. He wanted to encourage the man to 
believe and have faith, so he made moist clay of the 
dust at the roadside, and put clay poultices in his 
eyes, then told him to go to a certain pool in the city 
and wash the clay away. The man did this, and when 
the clay was gone, a wonderful thing came to pass — 
the man could see again! 

CLAY POULTICES 

Jesus didn't put clay poultices on our blind hearts 
that we should wash the clay away in some pool, but 
He did something much more wonderful. If you are a 
Christian, you will know what I mean. When we be- 



lieved on Jesus and trusted Him, he applied His blood 
as a cleansing flood to our hearts. All our sins were 
v/ashed away, and Jesus gave us a wonderful gift — 
eternal life. Isn't that very much more wonderful? If 
any girls here haven't had this wonderful experience, 
won't you today receive the Lord Jesus as your Saviour? 
Then you'll know what I'm talking about. 

JESUS NEEDS LIGHTS 

Well, as the little girl in our story said, Jesus needs 
lights to hang in all the dark alleys because every dark 
corner of the world should hear of Jesus, the wonder- 
ful Saviour. We can be such lights. We can't give light 
ourselves, but we can reflect the wonderful light of 
Jesus. That's what Jesus meant when He said, "Ye 
are the light of the world." Won't you be a light for 
the Lord Jesus? The poor blind man was a willing 
light. He went everywhere saying, "Whereas I was 
blind, now I see." And he told everyone that Jesus did 
it. 

During a great snowstorm, a physician in a small 
town was called to go seven or eight miles into the 
country to see a sick child. He found the road blotted 
out with the snow, and was in danger of losing his 
way. When he came to the first farmhouse he tele- 
phoned to the next beyond and asked them to hang out 
a lantern. He could follow the light. Then this farm- 
house called another, and then another, and another. 
This continued and each hung out a lantern. The doc- 
tor was guided safely to the sick child and the life was 
saved. You'll hang out the lantern of your own per- 
sonal word for Jesus, won't you? If you do this faith- 
fully, others will see it or hear it and be saved, because 
you told them of Jesus. 



SEE HIS LOVE THROUGH CALVARY 

I never knew how black my sin 
Until I looked at Calvary, 
Where Jesus suffered, bled, and died, 
To pay sin's awful price for me. 

I never knew the dreadful cost 
Of disobeying God's command. 
Until I saw them mock my Lord 
And scoff, £nd now I understand. 

I never knew, though chained by sin. 
How great His love — nor wondered why— 
Until I heard the angry mob 
Who led Him forth, cry, "Crucify!" 

I never knew the power of death. 
Nor of escape from out its throes. 
Until I saw the empty tomb 
And met the Saviour who arose! 

I found the Saviour and His love. 
But then, my Saviour first found me 
And, cleansed from all my sin and guilt, 
I see His love through Calvary. 

— Angle Garber 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




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l>.r. Benjamin Hamilton, Jr. 

Benjamin Hamilton, Jr. was born June 2, 1913 in 
Wliittier, California. His family soon moved to Los 
Angeles where he lived, with but two exceptions, until 
1928. For two years he attended school in Culver City, 
then returned to Whittier in 1930. On April 3, 1942 he 
entered the army. After his discharge, he and Mrs. 
Hamilton went to Winona Lake in August, 1943. 

Hip mother died in 1928, prior to his entry into high 
school. He attended Los Angeles and Whittier schools, 
a private school in Culver City, and is a graduate of 
Whittier College, In college, he majored in French and 
did one year of post-graduate work in that language. 

At the age of nine, Mr. HamiUon became a member 
of a Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. At the Los 
Angeles County Christian Endeavor convention at 
Pasadena he dedicated himself fully to Christ. Follow- 
ing a series of missionary conference meetings in Los 
Angeles, he was determined to become a missionary. 
Just before entering the army, he was accpted by a 
foreign mission board as a potential missionary candi- 
date for Africa. While in the army, his company com- 
mander in Texas gave him a ten day furlough to go 
liome to join the Brethren Church, which he did on 
August 23, 1942. 

In the army he worked with the assistant post chap- 
lain at the Presidio of San Francisco. 

After being discharged, he was Sunday School Secre- 
tary in Whittier and press and publicity chairman of 
the Whittier Division of Los Angeles County Christian 
Endeavor. He and Mabel Crawford were married July 
24, 1943 in a beautiful church wedding held in the 
Whittier Brethren Church. 

Mabel Crawford was born in western Pennsylvania 
on November 21, 1908, the eldest of a family of nine 
children. At the time of her birth her parents were 
Presbyterian and when she was very young her parents 
presented her to the Lord for baptism. 

While yet a small child, her parents moved to Cali- 
fornia and became affiliated with the Bretliren Church 
of Whittier. 

Godly parents in) pressed upon her the fact that the 
liighest calling possible would be that of Christian 
service. She eagerly read everything along the mis- 
sionary line. So strongly did devout parents and a 
missionary-minded church shape and mould her early 
life, that on Easter Sunday in her twelfth year she 
publicly yielded her life to the Lord for the foreign 
field. From that time forth her one desire was to train 
herself in those things which would make her useful 
on the mission field. 

She graduated from high school in 1925 and felt 
definitely that she should go to Los Angeles Bible In- 



By Mrs. Ralph Williams 



Mrs. Benjamin Hamilton, Jr. 



stitute, even though she was not only stepping out on 
faith for needed funds but, at the same time, refusing 
a college scholarship. 

Two years were spent at Bible Institute and then the 
way was opened for her to attend Ashland College, 
from which she graduated in the spring of 1930. 

On February 28, 1931, she sailed from New York for 
France. Twenty months were spent studying in Paris 
so that she would be able to teach French on the mis- 
sion field. As a result of her study she secured the 
Superior Diploma with honors, and on October 19, 1932 
sailed for Africa, reaching the Bassai Station on 
Thanksgiving morning. 

She was granted permission to teach, and immedi- 
ately opened a school at Bellevue, where she spent her 
first term. In July, 1936 she came home for her first 
furlough, arriving in Whittier, California, on Septem- 
ber 13, 1936. Her second term was at the Bassai Sta- 
tion. In 1942 she returned for her second furlough. 

Due to war conditions she has been unable to return, 
so she and Mr. Hamilton are attending Grace Theo- 
logical Seminary at present. 



SEMINARY QUIZ 

Arranged by Mrs. Iva Fetters 

Does our denomination have a seminary? 
If so, where is it located? 
Do we have our own buildings? 
How old is our Seminary? 
How is it financed? 

Does our National Conference recognize our Sem- 
inary on its program? 

7. Who has charge of receiving the Seminary offer- 
ing at conference? 

8. What official connection does he have with the 
Seminary? 

9. What was the amount received at our last con- 
ference? 

10. Who is presiderit of the seminary? 
Who are the other regular faculty members? 
How many are there in the student body this 



11. 

12. 

year? 



(Answers on page 160) 



FOOD FOR THOUGHT 



"Robbing Peter to pay Paul" isn't a healthy occupa- 
tion. And yet, some church members are practicing it 
very strongly. The day comes when "Peter" won't have 
anything to be robbed of. 



MARCH 11, 1944 



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A Letter from Lucilda A. Newton 

Dear Boys and Girls: 

I am writing this letter principally to my young- 
friends in the homeland— the boys and the girls who 
want to know all about Africa. 

I know you are all interested in snakes, so I'll tell 
you what I can about them. We have many kinds of 
snakes out here— some are poisonous and some are 
not, but I can't tell the difference yet, so I stay away 
from all of them. 

The biggest snake I have seen was killed down by 
the school. It was a big, big cobra. When we got there, 
it had hidden itself "way down in a hole" and couldn't 
be found, so the boys dug and dug and dug. And all 
the time, guess where I was! Yes sir, up in a tree 
watching the whole thing. Finally they found the 
snake, and it lifted up its head and spit. You know, 
the danger of a cobra is in the poison it spits out 
which it tries to get in your eyes to make you blind. 
But Mr. Hess shot it "dead" and then we took the skin 
off it, and I hung it up on my back porch as a warnuig 
to all other little and big snakes to show what would 
happen to them if they dared to come around and 
bother me. 

Perhaps you would like to hear about one of our 
hyenas, too. We have lots of them here. They like to 
come around at night and eat up our little kittens and 
sheep and goats. They make a noise like this — 
ooooooooo'ooo — all the way up the scale and down 
again. I remember the first time I heard one. I had 
been in Africa only three or four days, and was visit- 
ing at the home pf one of the missionaries, when I 
heard a hyena in the distance at about nine o'clock. 
After that, I had to walk the two blocks back to my 
own house alone — and some of the nights are terribly 
dark in Africa. I clutched my lantern tightly in my 
hand and walked as fast as I could (I was afraid to 
run) back to my own house, shaking like a leaf. Now, 
wasn't that silly — because if that hyena had come near 
me, he would have been more afraid of me than I was 
of him! 

I haven't seen a lion or a leopard or a giraffe or any 
of those interesting things yet. We have conies — little 
animals which look like rabbits with short ears that 
live out in the rocks right behind our house, and they 
come down into our back yard quite often during the 
night but we are not afraid of them. We caught 
an animal in a trap one day that looked like a little 
bear — it had long claws and sharp teeth, and its main 






delight is to come around and dig holes into our 
chicken houses with its sharp claws and eat up our 
chickens. Then, as we were crossing the swamp one 
day, a jackal — a kind of wild dog — ran right ahead of 
Our car for a long way so we got a good look at it. 

We have some beautiful birds out here, too. If you 
will look in the encyclopedia, you will find pictures of 
African birds; and let me tell you, they look just like 
those pictures — they are bright red, and blue and yel- 
low — you never saw anything like them in America. I 
think God painted them bright like that because we 
can't have the beautiful flowers here that you have 
in America. 

But, boys and girls, we do have an "animal" out here 
that you have in America too. In God's Word we read 
about "that old serpent, . . . the Devil" (Rev. 12:9), who 
"as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he 
may devour" (1 Pet. 5:8). Satan, the devil, is certainly 
very busy here trying to make Christians sin and try- 
ing to keep unbelievers from accepting the Lord Jesus 
as their Saviour, and he is doing the same thing in 
your city, too. And let me tell you this, if you have 
given your heart to Jesus and are born again, it doesn't 
matter if a snake does poison you, or a hyena does eat 
you, or a lion does tear you to pieces, because then you 
will go to live with Jesus forever and forever and they 
can't ever hurt you any more. But if you let Satan 
get hold of you and keep you from believing in Jesus 
and from obeying Him, it will be a lot, lot worse than 
being in danger of these wild animals, for Satan has 
power to separate you from God forever and forever 
and to make you suffer, not only here, but in eternity. 
So, my young friends, be sure you are safe from the 
temptations of Satan by being hid under the blood of 
our Lord Jesus Christ who died and rose again to save 
us from our sins. And as you read this letter, don't 
forget to pray for the little black boys and girls all 
around me here — children who are just learning about 
the Lord Jesus and who want to believe in Him. Satan 
doesn't want them to do that, so you need to pray 
every day for them that they might choose the Lord 
instead of Satan and that they might give themselves 
to Him. You would love these dear little children if 
you could see them with their dark brown skins, their 
curly black hair, their big eyes and happy little hearts. 
Pray for them and for me, that I may know how to tell 
them about the Lord Jesus and His love for them. 

Lovingly, 
Lucilda A. Newton. 



REMEMBER 

"When one has faith, one does not retire; one stops 
6he enemy where he finds him." — Marshal Foch. 



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By Phillip J. Simmons, 

Pastor Brethren Church, 

Listie, Pa. 

Among the many wondrous 
works of God must be listed that of 
giving to man the ability to speak. 
An animal has no language or speech, but man under- 
stands, uses, and invents language symbols. Language 
involves memory, concepts, 'connections, the recogni- 
tion of similarities and many other things that animals 
do not have. Our ability to speak is remarkable. 

Speech was given for a definite purpose. Through it 
we are able to learn the ideas and thoughts of others. 
Thus by speech God gave us knowledge of things He 
wanted us to know. 

"as far back as the second chapter of the Bible, we 
find God revealing His will to man. How? Through 
the medium of speech. Throughout the Old Testament 
we read of God speaking to the patriarchs, judges, 
priests, and prophets. 

In the New Testament, He spoke audibly on a few 
occasions. At the baptism of Jesus, God spoke. On the 
Mount of Transfiguration, His voice was heard. When 
Saul was converted, it was heard again. 

In that we do not hear His audible voice today it is 
sometimes thought He is silent. But God still speaks. 
He speaks to us today in at least five remarkable ways. 

One of these is through the words of Scripture. He 
has said, "Come, let us reason together." It is through 
the Scripture that He is reasoning with man. He 
speaks to the human heart of its need. He speaks to 
the weary with words of comfort; to the wise. He 
speaks with words of wisdom; to the humble, He speaks 
in words of simplicity. 

God speaks through His servants. Not all Christians 
are used to any great extent by God to speak to men, 
but God uses those servants who are willing, faithful, 
and pliable in His hands. 

God speaks through gospel music. How often a hymn 
has brought some message of comfort. How often men 
have heard the voice of God with some message, be it 
one of rebuke, of challenge, or of consolation. 

The voice of God is heard in adversity. Calamities 
turn the minds of men toward God by making them 
realize their helplessness withou*; Him. The history of 
Israel stands as a great chronicle of this truth. 

In His goodness, God speaks to men. When the 
hammer is unable to make an impression on a hard- 
ened soul, the fire of love can melt that heart. Per- 
haps this voice, however, is the most seldom heard 
and heeded. There is no mistake that "we love Him 
because He first loved us." 

There is never a time in life when God quits speak- 
ing to the hearts of men. It 13 indeed a tragedy when 
a heart becomes calloused to His voice, which comes 
to the unsaved and wayward as a voice of pleading, 
and to His children as a voice of communion. 



Riide B^le^l 



Another passage declaring the spherical shape of 
the earth, Isa. 40: 22. 



Come and reason (Isa. 1: 18). Come and see (John 
1: 46). Come and rest. (Matt. 11: 28). 



While ten men wait for something to turn up, one 
man goes out and turns something up. 



The word "renew" in Isa. 40: 31 is literally 
change." "They shall exchange their strength." 



God wants men who are big enough to be small 
enough to be used of God in a big way. 



The only thing God forgets — Jer. 31:34. Don't try 
to make Him remember what He does not wish to re- 
member. 



Dear Friends: 

We are happy to report that the Summit Mills Breth- 
ren Christian Endeavor is being blessed and is getting 
along just fine. 

We have an average membership of twenty-five. We 
realize we are small in number but we know that, with 
the help of the Lord Jesus Christ, we can do wonderful 
things for him. 

Our society is young but this year we will endeavor 
to reach our C. E. goals. Our officers for this year are: 
President Mary E. Yoder; Vice-President, Mabel 
Lindeman; Secretary, Anna B. Nicholson; Treasurer, 
Jack Yoder. 

We covet your prayers for our society so that we may 
grow spiritually iii Christ as well as physically. 
Yours in Him, 
Anna B. Nicholson, Secretary. 

96. TjCMA 6lu4AcU foo%? 

Please enter my subscription to the Brethren 
Missionary Herald for one year. One dollar ($1) 
enclosed. Send it to: 

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MARCH 11, 1944 



^e^l and Jtelfil % MemoA.i^e 



You will want to save this pag c for future use and reference. 



To enable pastors, superintendents, and others to 
adopt this system, the texts have been arranged in ten 
groups under eight heads, indicated by number, viz.: 
1, sin; 2, penalty; 3, repentance; 4, Saviour; 5, pardon: 
6, Holy Spirit; 7, prayer; and 8, service. 

"Learn at least one verse of Scripture each day. 
Verses committed to memory will be wonderfully useful 
in your daily life."— D. L. Moody. 

"The value of memorizing Scripture cannot be over- 
stated. It is like depositing money against a day of 
need, except that to draw upon the one means loss, 
and the other gain." (Written for the "One Hundred 
Texts" by Rev. James M. Gray, D.D.) 

"And that from a child thou hast known the Holy 
Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto sal- 
vation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." (2 Tim. 
3:15). 

Commit to memory the passages, with chapter and 



HELPS FOR CHRISTIAN WORKERS 

I am not very bad. — Romans 3:10; 1 John 1:8, 10 
Too great a sinner. — Isaiah 1 : 18 ; 1 Tim. 1 : 15 
Tried once and failed. — Isaiah 12:2; Jer. 29:13 
Hypocrites in the Church. — Romans 14:12; 2:1 
Some other time. — Proverbs 29 :1;' 2 Cor. 6:2 
Trying to be a Christian. (Not try, but trust.) — John 
1:12; Ephesians 2:8, 9 

Afraid cannot hold out. — Isaiah 41:10, 13; Hebrews 
7:25 

Wait till get better.— Matt. 11:28; Luke 5:32 
I have no feeling. (What feeling do you expect?) — 
Romans 3:22, 23; Isaiah 55:7 
I belong to church. — John 3:3; Titus 1:16 
Companions will ridicule. — Psalms 1:1, 2; Proverbs 
13:20 

How can I be saved? — Isaiah 53:6; John 3:36; Ro- 
mans 10:9; John 5:24; Acts 16:30, 31 





Group A 




Group F 


1 — Romans 3:23 


6— Luke 11:13 


1 — Isaiah 64:6 


5 — Colossians 1:14 


2— Romans 6:23 


7 — 1 Thessalonians 5:17 


2— Matthew 25:46 


6—2 Peter 1:21 


3— Luke 5:32 


7— Matthew 21:22 


3— Acts 2:38 


7— Isaiah 40:31 


4— John 14:6 


8— Acts 1:8 


4 — Isaiah 45:22 


7— John 15:7 


5 — Isaiah 1:18 


8 — Colossians 1:10 


4— John 5:24 


8— Matthew 6:33 




Group B 




Group G 


1 — James 4:17 


5 — Isaiah 55:7 


1— Galatians 3:22 


4 — Genesis 3:15 


1 — Genesis 6:5 


6 — Ephesians 5:18 


1 — 1 Corinthians 2:14 


5 — Leviticus 17:11 


2— Matthew 25:41 


7 — Psalms 65:2 


2— John 3:36 


6— John 15:26 


3— Mark 1:15 


7 — Romans 12:12 


3— Luke 24:46-47 


7— Luke 11:9 


4— Acts 4:12 


8— Matthew 5:16 


4— Isaiah 43:11 


8 — John 4:34 




Group C 




Group H 


1 — Psalms 51:5 


5—1 John 1:9 


1—1 John 1:10 


5— Romans 3:24 


2—2 Peter 2:9 


5— Acts 13:38,39 


2— John 8:21 


6 — Romans 8:14 


3— Acts 3:19 


6— John 14:26 


3— Luke 18:13 


7— Psalms 66:18 


4 — 1 Timothy 2:3, 4 


7— Mark 11:24 


4— Isaiah 53:5, 6 


7—1 John 3:22 


4— John 3:16 


8— Luke 14:23 


4— Matthew 11:28 


8 — 2 Corinthians 9:8 




Group D 




Group I 


1— Isaiah 59:2 


6— John 14:16 


1— John 8:24 


5 — Ephesians 2:8, 9 


2— Numbers 32:23 


6— Isaiah 44:3 


2 — Revelation 20:15 


6 — Ephesians 4:30 


3— Luke 15:10 


7 — James 4:3 


3—2 Peter 3:9 


7—1 John 5:14, 15 


4—1 Tim. 2:5, 6 


7 — Romans 8:26 


4— John 6:35 


7 — Psalms 5:3 


5 — Psalms 32:5 


8— Luke 9:23 


4— John 10:9 


8— Matthew 28:19, 20 




Group E 




Group J 


1 — Jeremiah 17:9 


5 — Ephesians 1:7 


1—1 Peter 3:18 


4—1 Peter 2:24 


1—1 John 3:4 


.6— John 16:7, 8 


1 — Romans 8:7, 8 


5 — John 6:37 


2— Galatians 6:7 


7 — ^PhUippians 4:6 


2 — ^Proverbs 29:1 


6 — Romans 8:9 


3 — 2 Corinthians 7:10 


7 — Hebrews 4:16 


3— Ezekiel 18:30 


7_^ohn 16:23 


4 — ^Romans 5:8 


8— Mark 13:34 


4—1 Timothy 1:15 


. 8— Revelation 22:12 



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By Peter Bury, Student, Grace Theological Seminary 



Once after telling my class of little boys and girls 
about our Lord's ascension into heaven, one little girl 
raised her hand and asked, "What is Jesus doing in 
heaven?" Startled at the time by such a question, I 
asked some of the older boys if they could answer 
her, so that I could have some time to find an answer 
to this question so simple and yet so profound. 

In Isaiah 59:10-15, we have the condition of the hu- 
man race as revealed to Isaiah the prophet before 
the coming of cur great High Priest into the v/orld. 

"We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope 
as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in 
the night; we are in desolate places as dead men. 

"For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, 
and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions 
are with us; and as for our iniquities we know them: 

"And He saw that there was no man, and won- 
dered that there was no intercessor: therefore his 
arm brought Salvation unto him; and his righteous- 
ness, it sustained him." 

In the New Testament in Heb. 7:25, we shall now 
read the word through the Apostle Paul as he pre- 
sents to the Jews the great eternal High priest, Christ 
Jesus, who has offered the sacrifice and entered the 
very holy of holies of heaven. 

"Wherefore he is able also to save them to the ut- 
termost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever 
liveth to make intercession for them." 
WHERE IS OUR LORD? 

In order to understand this intercession of our 
Lord in behalf of mankind, let us first consider the 
place where our Lord is. Secondly, we shall behold the 
person of our High Priest. Thirdly, we shall consider the 
performance and extent of His intercession for us. 

At the ascension, Jesus our Saviour passed through 
the heavens and entered into the very holy of holies 
where He sat down at the right hand of the majesty 
on high. At the throne of God He is still going on with 
His service. His thoughts. His prayers, His affections. 
His energies are all engaged now with regard to His 
people still on the earth. 

He has ascended into the holiest, into the region of 
perfection and glory; but not to forget us who are 
still in the wilderness. He is the same loving, serving 
Jesus as He was on earth, the Minister of holy things 
even now. In the fulness of His love, power, and glory, 
our excellent Lord, the Son of God, the man Christ 
Jesus, is ministering continually in behalf of and unto 
His saints. 

In the Old Testament, God made a provision for His 
chosen people. He instructed Moses to build a taber- 
nacle, through which they could come nigh unto God, 
until the true tabernacle, the Messiah, would come. 
The people were to sacrifice a perfect lamb once a 
year on the day of atonement to cover their sins un- 
til the true lamb of God should come which would 
cleanse them from all sin. So Moses instructed the 
people to build the tabernacle which consisted of 
three parts. The first part was the very center of the 
tabernacle — the Sanctum Sanctorum where God 
dwelt, and in which was no light. If any man enter- 
ed into this holy of holies who was not the High 
Priest or if the High Priest brought not the sacrifice 
he would be struck dead. The Sanctum Sanctorum 
was veiled from the second sanctum which contained 
the seven candle sticks. The third was called the 
atrium, or court, that was without and in the open 
daylight. 

As we look at the scene at Calvary we behold the 
lamb of God who has become our perfect sacrifice. 
He was dragged out into the outer court, then He was 
raised awav from the earth on the brazen altar at 
Golgotha. At His ascension we behold our High priest 
and our sacrifice enveloped in the cloud of glory as- 






cending into the Sanctum Sanctorum. 

Jesus is the minister, or High Priest, of the true 
tabernacle in our behalf. There was no approach unto 
God without continual respect unto sacrifice and ob- 
lation. However excellent the person of our High- 
Priest, it was an absolute necessity that He should have 
somewhat to offer when he entered into heaven. 

The sacrifice was offered when Jesus died on the- 
cross. What was typified on the day of atonement 
was fulfilled on Golgotha. Jesus presents Himself the 
victim, before the Father and enters by His own blood 
into the holy of holies. Jesus Himself could not save 
us, or bring us to God without this sacrifice, it was 
necessary that He should bring himself, the victim and 
substitute, before the throne of God. 

COMMUNION WITH GOD 

True peace or communion with God must combine 
two things. The Aaronic priesthood had two defects. 
In the first place the priests were sinful as the people 
whom they represented, and needed to offer sacrifices 
for themselves. Secondly, the Mediator ought not 
merely to be a perfect and sinless man, he ought al- 
so to be divine in perfection and full communion 
with God, so that he can impart divine forgiveness 
and blessing. Only in the Lord Jesus is there the true 
Mediation between God and man. And now that He 
has come and entered into the heavenly sanctuary 
as our High Priest, let us behold His Person. 

We who believe in Jesus now enter into that which 
is within the veil. Within the veil Jesus is in prayer 
speaking to His Father, saying, "I have declared un- 
to them Thy name, and I proclaim unto them that 
the love wherewith Thou hast loved me may be 
them, and I in them." Many are they that are risen 
up against us and often are our foes increased; but 
Jesus who is able to do above that which we can ask 
or think is interceding for us at the throne of all 
power and justice. In Him we have a perfect advocate 
before our Father. 

He exercises His priesthood royally. He sits down 
en the throne of grace. By that very act He shows 
that He is not an Aaronic High priest for the Aaronic 
priesthood went into the holy of holies once a year 
on the day of atonement and then only for a short 
time, standing there before the glory of the Lord, 
which he was not to clearly see lest he die, but this 
High Priest when He enters into the sanctuary, by 
the very entrance shows that He is equal with the 
Father. He exercises the high priesthood with royal 
power. His intercession possesses omnipotence. The 
government is upon His shoulder, and the Father 

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hears Him always. None but the Son of God could be 
the perfect Mediator. 

David in the Spirit declared the oath of the Lord 
Jesus, "Thou art a Priest forever after the order of 
Melchizedek." The priesthood of Aaron was never 
instituted with an oath. That which is connected v/ith 
an oath can never be changed. Christ the High Priest, 
Christ as the Son of God, who is heir of all things, 
was foreordained in the eternal council of God. His 
Royal Priesthood is an eternal unchangeable one. 

Our High Priest in indissoluble. He died unto sin 
once. In the power of His resurrection life He exer- 
cises His priesthood. He said, "I am He that liveth, 
and was dead; and behold I am alive forevermore." 
He is God and Man, Atoner and King, interceding 
Advocate and the dispenser of blessings. He is our 
High Priest applying to us the efficacy of HLs sacrifice 
and by His Spirit appropriating to us the blessings 
purchased with His blood. He is our High priest in 
the power of His endless life. 

As we behold our High Priest seated at the right 
hand of the Father we see His hands and His feet. 
They are pierced. He is the same Jesus, who for our 
sakes became man that He might be touched with 
the feeling of our infirmity. Our Lord Jesus who 
hungered, who thirsted, who lived in weakness and 
infirmity of the flesh, who sighed and wept, who 
prayed and agonized, who was tempted of the devil, 
who died on the cross, who was buried, and descend- 
ed into Hades, He is now in the most excellent glory, 
and He is there as our High Priest, interceding for us. 

The Lord Jesus is the perfect Mediator. The Leviti- 
cal Priests were sinful men, and were required to 
bring sacrifices for themselves, but our priest Jesus 
was holy, harmless and undefiled. In relation to God 
He was holy. He was born pure, and throughout His 
entire life did the will of His Father. In His relation 
to mankind He was harmless. He went about doing 
good in the presence of sinful human beings, yet He 
was undefiled. 

Christ is our great, eternal, all-sufficient High 
Priest in heaven. Jesus the Son of God who by His 
sufferings and death became a merciful and faithful 
High priest. , 

Christ in virtue of His priesthood can save com- 
pletely all who through Him come to God because 
He ever liveth to make intercession for them. The 
Lord Jesus who through death entered into glory 
brings us to God as to His and our Father and then 
brings God to us by His sending of the Holy Spirit. 

There are many Christians who dwell on the cru- 
cifixion of Jesus in a one-sided way. We cannot dwell 
too much on the glorious truth that Jesus Christ was 
crucified for our sins. Yet it is not on the crucifixion, 
but on the Christ the Lord, that our faith rests: and 
not on Christ as He was on the cross do we dwell but 
on Christ who was dead and is risen again, and liveth 
at the right hand of God, making intercession for us. 
If we have been justified through His death, much 
more shall we be saved bv His life. The ultimate object 
of His death upon the cross was His resurrection and 
ascension: that through suffering He should enter 
into glory, in that He would be the perfect Mediator 
between God and man. presenting us unto God, and 
bestowing upon us all the blessings which He has 
purchased for us with His precious blood. 

His intercession is perpetual, unceasing. It is sov- 
ereign, and part of the divine covenant- gifts. Even 
as He died for us, and arose again, and ascended into 
heaven for our salvation, so He ever liveth to inter- 
cede. It is not in answer to our prayer, it is not ac- 
cording to our works and merits that He died for us. 
Even so is His intercession His own divine, gracious 
sovereign gift. 

He is prepared to receive the poor wounded sin- 
stained believer: to dry the tears of Peter and to say 
to the suffering apostle Paul, "My grace is sufficient 
for thee." The law was given that every mouth should 
be shut, as the guilty stand before God. The High 
Priest was given that every mouth may be opened in 



confession to Him, for Jesus receives sinners. 

We never know the strength and the love of Jesus 
until we lean on Him with the heavy burden of our 
sins, temptations, doubts, sorrows and all that op- 
presses us. Then we experience that Jesus is interceding 
at God's right hand. And He is the messenger of the 
covenant who guides us safely through the wilderness, 
while He sends down all blessings from the heavenly 
sanctuary. 



SAILORS SING HYMN AS LEXINGTON SINKS 

"On a hUl far away stood an Old Rugged Cross, 
The emblem of suffering and shame. . ." 

In the midst of a shell-shattered night, above the 
clamor of a ship being torn apart, those words rang 
out across a war-infested ocean. 

Fifty young voices sang them at the start, then the 
chorus thinned, but the song kept ringing over the 
ocean. 

The fifty voices belonged to young sailors who had 
been trained in the Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station choir and were part of the crew of the gallant 
Lexington that was bombed and sunk. 

Correspondents aboard the ship after their rescue 
told the tale of how the choir inspired shipates with 
courage and comfort as the ship went down. 
12.000 SINGING SAILORS 

The bluejacket choir at Great Lakes, composed of 
200 voices, is open to every sailor who passes auditions. 
The 200 best voices are selected from among the try- 
outs and are trained and directed by Chaplain Hj aimer 
Hanson, who plans a giant reunion of his 12,000 sing- 
ing sailors after the war. 

The choir, which rehearses in the small amount of 
leisure away from Navy duties, is featured each Friday 
night on the coast-to-coast program "Meet Your 
Navy." Letters come from mothers in all parts of the 
country, saying each has picked out the voice of her 
bov above the other 199. 

The Lexington incident is only one of the instances 
where hymns and familiar songs of home and child- 
hood, learned at Great Lakes, have lessened the terror 
of war in far corners of the world. Just as the African 
battlefields and the dangers of Guadalcanal gave birth 
to spontaneous prayer, so shipmates in common dan- 
ger seek comfort in hymns, according to stories drifting 
back from the fleet. 

SONGS HAVE WINGS 

Spiritual songs have wings and fly everywhere — 
over the seven seas, and the six continents — and even 
to heaven! 

Spiritual songs have power. Power to cheer God and 
man — power to soothe — power to inspire — power to 
carry the message of salvation — and power to trans- 
form lives! 

It is no wonder then that the words: "Sang," "Sing," 
"Singer," "Singers," "Singeth," "Singing," "Song," 
"Songs," "Music," "Musical," "Musician," and "Musi- 
cians," occur at least 333 times in the Book of God. 

A few of the songs of Scriptures are: 

The Song of Creation (Job 38:7) 

The Song of deliverance from Egypt (Exodus 15) 

The Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 32) 

The Song of Deborah (Judges 5) 

The Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2) 

The Song of David (2 Samuel 22) 

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CANTON, OHIO 

Th First Brethren Church of Canton, Ohio, of 
which Rev. Glenn O Neal is pastor, has recently begun 
a campaign to clear off the indebtedness on their 
building by February 1, 1945. 

On January 23rd, with Rev. R. Paul Miller as special 
speaker, a Building Fund Rally was held. At morning 
and evening services, where Brother Miller spoke with 
his usual grace and fervor, cash and pledges were re- 
ceived with the total amount of the mortgage — $6000.00 
—displayed graphically on a sketch of the church 
building before the eyes of the congregation. This 
sketch had been made by one of our boys who was 
home on furlough from his place of service for our 
country — Brother Jules R. DuBar, Seaman 2/C in the 
U S. Coast Guard. 

Cash and pledges now amount to $3,422.50, this being 
over and above the regular payments now being made 
by the membership. 

We ask the prayers of the Brotherhood that the Lord 
may help us go forward to victory in this undertaking, 
not that we may be at ease in Zion, but that we may 
have the means to step out in whatever direction He 
may call us. — Mrs. A. B. Kidder, Church Correspondent. 



HARRAH, WASHINGTON 

Dear Friends in Christ: 

So much has happened in Harrah recently that we 
feel would be of interest to you. Since there is so much 
extra work now as a result of the revival, it is impos- 
sible to write a personal letter to each one of you as 
Vvfo would like to do. We are using the mimeograph so 
that yeu may have first hand information. We realize 
that many of you have been praying for this work at 
Harrah and will rejoice with us in what the Lord has 
done. 

Most of the burden of this letter is about our recent 
revival. Rev. Havwood, the evangelist, was here for 
just eight days. This included ten meetings, two on 
each Sunday. No invitation was given on the first 
Sunday morning, but somebody accepted Christ follow- 
ing each of the other nine meetings. There were from 
ten to twenty people in each meeting who were defin- 
itely known to be unsaved. Most of these were deeply 
under conviction while present. We believe that many 
of them who failed to respond to the invitation are 
still concerned and will come soon. The meetings were 
well attended and several times the house was packed. 
The last night every available place was taken and 
extra chairs used. 

A word about results. We realize that it is impos- 
sible to tell just what the results are. There is not the 
slightest doubt but that many things were accom- 
plished, in which it is difficult to count noses'. For 
instance, the spiritual boost we have all received 
through seeing the Lord work. Then the "revival con- 
sciousness" that has come and remained in Harrah. 
The definite answers to prayer have increased the 



people's faith in prayer. The news of what has hap- 
pened is being talked of throughout the whole valley 
according to reports. Then there is a marked change 
that is hard to describe but very real and several people 
have remarked about it. Before there seemed to be a 
restraint upon one in speaking of spiritual things. Now 
there is a freedom which I have never before seen. An- 
other thing which would not appear in statistics is that 
some of those saved just last Sunday are already be- 
coming soulwinners. Financially speaking, the church 
is ahead. There were no offerings taken during the 
week, only regular Sunday offerings. Very little was 
.?aid about the need for extra funds yet $385.00 came in 
on the two Sundays. As to the actual converts, it was a 
bit difficult at times to get names and actual reason 
for coming forward. Several evenings almost thirty 
came. 

We took them all into an "inquirer's room," explained 
the Scriptures to them and dealt with individual prob- 
lems. The lateness of the hour on such occasions and 
the number involved made it inadvisable to keep them 
further to obtain names. Fortunately, we knew most 
of the people involved and were able to record most of 
them from memory. We have sixty-five names on our 
bocks and feel sure that there are at least ten more 
who were not recorded. These are those who accepted 
Christ as their Saviour. On Friday night an invitation 
was given for those who had consecrated their lives 
tc the Lord or wanted to do so at that time. About 
fifty came forward, some right away, and some later 
after quite a struggle. One of the young men of the 
church led the way to accept the call to the Christian 
ministry. The whole congregation was deeply moved 
when he stepped down out of the choir almost before 
the invitation was given. 

We have since learned that another young man also 
made a similar decision at the same time and feels it 
is the mission field. We do not know how many others 
there may have been of this nature. We know that 
several other boys from the Gospel Team (not Breth- 
ren) were among the fifty. Time has not allowed for 
us to talk with them personally yet. A man seventy- 
five years old came to accept Christ. This was the old- 
est convert. Our own son, Steve, who is just four, was 
the youngest that we know of. 

We do praise the Lord for the great number of young 
people and children who came to accept Christ during 
these meetings. We know that most people are saved 
during this age or not at all. These came for the most 
part during the early part of the meeting. Adults were 
prominent during the last part of it. 

Rev. Harwood is the Superintendent of Child Evange- 
lism in the Northwest and understands how to reach 
:he children. Among the adults were a goodly nvunber 
who were heads of families already interested so that 
we expect to get the whole family now. Some of these 
people have been on our prayer list for over a year and 
it was a great blessing to see them come. Some also 
came wanting to be baptized and enter the member- 
ship of the church. Quite a number of these have been 
fellowshipping with us for some time. One o f the 
sweetest things we have ever seen was one little girl 
v/ho was already saved coming down the aisle leading 
her school teacher to Christ. The teacher is a fine 
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MAKUJtl 11, 1 a44 



FROM BELLFLOWER TO COVINGTON 

Greetings in the name of our soon-coming Lord! 

It hardly seems that four months have elapsed since 
we took our departure from Bellflower, California and 
headed east across the continent for Covington, 
Virginia. It was with mingled emotions that we left 
our pastorate at the First Brethren Church of Bell- 
flower where we had been privileged to minister for a 
period of five years and ten months. As we look back 
now we count those years as among the best. The 
many friends and choice saints who helped us during 
our pastorate shall always remain in our heart. 

We did not waste any time in getting to our new field 
of labor. Our call was received on October 27 and we 
were on the field ready to take over our duties in Cov- 
ington on November 16. The Lord was gracious to us 
during those busy days. This was our first trip into the 
southeastern section of the United States and we did 
enjoy it very much. The Lord blessed us with journey- 
ing mercies for we had only one flat tire on the entire 
trip. 

Upon our arrival we found a splendid group of earn- 
est Christians av/aiting us. They received us with all 
the gracious hospitality that is characteristic of the 
South. The Covington folks have an attractive plant 
that is capable of handling a much larger number than 
are now attending. This field is ripe and we are ex- 
pecting them to rise up and possess it for Christ in the 
days that are ahead. These good folk have already en- 
deared themselves to us and we feel right at home 
among them. The interest and attendance at all of 
the services have been making gains. 

In spite of many hindrances, we are reaching out 
into the homes of this community with the message of 
Christ. In order to do this more effectively, thousands 
of the best Gospel tracts obtainable have been secured 
and with the help of the congregation we are launch- 
ing an intensive tract distribution campaign. The 
church has been blessed with the ministry of Brother 
J. Paul Dowdy and Brother and Sister Leo Polman 
since we have taken up our work here. We are always 
happy to have in our midst those who represent the 
national organizations of our church. 

We are happy to report to the brotherhood that 
there are many indications of the Holy Spirit's work- 
ing. One of the most encouraging features of the work 
is the Girl's Chorus group sponsored by Mrs. Hall. In 
the short time that they have been functioning they 
have made a real contribution to the musical program 
of the church. Our ladies trio is giving a good account 
of themselves, too. 

The Lord has opened the way for us to minister once 
a week in a little chapel about ten miles from town. 
Many of our people find it hard to get into the regular 
church services because of gas rationing, so we count 
it a joy indeed to go out where they live and minister 
the Word to them. We now have two Child Evangelism 
classes each week and hope to reach many of the chil- 
dren in this way for Christ. 

We have also had the joy of witnessing to the men 
who work in the C. and O. shops in Clifton Forge. The 
experience gained in this type of work on the Pacific 
coast is helping us to reach these men for Christ. 

Jesse Hall. 



TO THEIR REWARD 

Carl Artis Disney, first son of Orlen and Isadora 
Disney, was born at Delphas, Kansas on December 17, 
1879. He departed this life at the age of 64 years, 1 
month and 27 days, on February 13, 1944, after an ill- 
ness of three or four years. The past eleven months he 
was confined to his bed. 

In May 1907 he was united in marriage to Bertha 
Spencer of Circleville, Kansas. In 1908 they took into 
their home the year-old Ramona Corrine Disney, 
daughter of his brother. In 1914 a daughter, Faye 
Barbara, came to bless this home. 

He became a child of God and on May 17, 1915 united 
with the First Brethren Church of Portis, Kansas. 

He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Mrs. 
Bertha Disney; daughter and husband, Faye and Ted 
Monroe; one grandson. Bob Monroe; niece and fam- 
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wheeler of Osborne; father, 
O. A. Disney; brother, Russell Disney of Boise, 
Idaho; brother, Jay Disney of Blackfoot, Idaho; 
three sisters; Mrs. Ora Lynch, Manhattan, Kansas; 
Mrs. G. G. Postlethwaite, Minneapolis; and Mrs. O. L. 
Stewart, Richmond, California. His mother and two 
sisters, Edith Disney and Mrs. Claude Morgan, and one 
grandson, Stephen Monroe, preceded him to the life 
beyond. 

Funeral services were held at the First Brethren 
Church, Portis, Kansas, February 15, 1944 in charge of 
the writer. 

Paul A. Davis 



William Louis Brumbaugh, son of David Oaks and 
Susan Anderson Brumbaugh, was born March 3, 1874 
on a farm in Washington County, Nebraska. He de- 
parted this life on December 15, 1943 at his residence 
in Portis, Kansas, after an affliction of some months 
duration, at the age of 69 years, 9 months and 18 days. 

When the deceased realized that life was short he 
expended much energy to exhort and encourage others 
to live for the Lord, whom he loved and served many 
years, as an Elder in the local Church, as superintend- 
ent of the Bible School, as a Bible teacher, and in many 
other ways. 

He is survived by his loving companion and five 
children. Loyal David of Hill City, Kansas; Wilma 
Lourana Rollins of Osborne; Paul Dwight of Hays; 
Ruth Susan Moore of Camp Roberts, California; and 
Dean Oscar of Portis; one brother, George, of Hill City; 
one sister, Mrs. Etta Smith of Portis, and other rel- 
atives. 

Funeral services were held at the Portis Brethren 
Church, on December 19, 1943 with the writer in charge 
of the service. 

Paul A. Davis 



When God would greatly exalt, He fii'st greatly 
humbles. When He has an especially bright crown for 
a soul. He first imparts an equally heavy cross. 



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HARRAH, WASHINGTON 

(Continued from pg.ge 158) 
young married woman who has been attending our 
services since the first of the year. Her sister came to 
reaffirm her faith the evening cf the same day. Many 
more individual cases might be added but time~and 
space forbid. We can only add, Hallelujah! 

The choir, organized in the fall and made up mostly 
of adults, was a source of joy to uf during the meetings. 
We never heard them sing better than they did the 
last Sunday night. Best of all. besides the two we have 
mentioned from the choir who made decisions for the 
Lord, another man was saved and with his wife is 
coming into the church. Another man in the choir re- 
affirmed his faitli and with his wife is coming into 
the church. Still another man is going to be baptized 
and come into the church. 

We have had such wonderful joy during these meet- 
ings that at times we could iiaidly contain ourselves 
and yet we have had such i burden for the souls of 
tliose who needed to make decisions for Christ. Mrs. 
Morrill and I feel very insignificant in all this because 
it is not something which we have done, but the Holy 
Spirit. We would not breathe one word of this if we 
thought anyone i. e^ht feel thai we were boasting. We 
only marvel at the grace of Gcd that makes it possible 
for such things to happen. 

Yours until Jesus Comes, 

The Morrills. 



OUR COVER PICTURE 

The cover picture for this week's Herald was made 
from a card Rev. Leo Polman sent back to the office 
while on his recent trip among the eastern churches 
in behalf of the publication interests of the Brethren 
Church. It is the Natural Bridge of Virginia, located 
in the Natural Bridge National Forest, in the Shenan- 
doah Valley which is famous for its beautiful landscape 
and important historical events. The Brethren Church 
of Buena Vista^ Virginia, where Rev. Edward Bowman 
is pastor, is but fourteen miles from this spot of na- 
tional interest. Rev. Bowman and his good people will 
be glad to greet tourists visiting this spot, when the 
war is over and we can once again visit the points of 
interest. 

The Natural Bridge stands as silent evidence to the 
fact that God is behind all of the geological phe- 
nomena in this old earth, and that His Son provides 
the only way to bridge the gap between the chaos of 
this life and the comfort and assurance that He alone 
has to offer. 



PRAYER REQUESTS 

Dr. Louis 3. Baurnan is coming to the eastern section 
of the United States, and is opening his preaching 
engagements in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Rev. C. H. Ashman will hold the following meetings: 

March 12 to 26— Dayton, Ohio. 

March 27-April 9— Meyersdale, Pa. 

April 10-16 — Johnstown, Pa. 

April 17-23— Peru, Indiana. 

April 24— May 7— Portis, Kansas. 

Pray that the Lord will send showers of blessings on 
these meetings and that souls may be saved and the 
saints edified. 



4-6-** 

Blaine Snyder 
Preeport Mich. 






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RECENT CHANGES IN BRETHREN 
PASTORATES 

Rev .C. H. Mayes has resigned the work at the West 
Tenth Street Brethren Church in Ashland, Ohio to 
answer the call to the new Brethren work in Pasadena, 
California. He will take up his duties in the new field 
March 12. 



Rev. Glenn O'Neal, who has been for the past few 
years' at the First Brethren Church in Canton, Ohio, 
has accepted the call to the West Tenth Street Church 
in Ashland. He will soon be on that field. 



Rev. Albert L. Lantz, the pastor of the First Brethren 
Church in Conemaugh, Pennsylvania has accepted a 
call to the First Brethren Church in Fillmore, Cali- 
fornia. 



SAILORS SING HYMNS 

(Continued from page 157) 

The Song of Solomon (Canticles) 

The Song of Israel's Restoration (Isaiah 26) 

The Song of Mary (Luke 1) 

The New Song of Redemption (Revelation 5:9-10) 
ONLY REDEEMED CAN SING 

This last mentioned song is of special interest to be- 
lievers of this dispensation. Those who minimize the 
value of the vicarious death of Christ, deny His phys- 
ical resurrection and are ashamed to speak of His 
precious blood, cannot participate in the singing of this 
new song: 

"Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the 
seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and has redeemed 
us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and 
tongue, and people and nation; and hast made us 
unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on 
the earth." 

"Let those refuse to sing wno never knew our God, 
but children of the heavenly king may speak their joys 
abroad."— NOW 



ANSWERS TO SEMINARY QUIZ 

(Questions on page 152) 
1. Yes, .Grace Theological Seminary. 2. Winona 
Lake, Ind. 3. No, not yet. 4. Five years. 5. By faith, 
from individual gifts and offerings. 6. Yes, every year. 
7. Dr. Louis S. Bauman. 8. President of the Board 
of Trustees. 9. $11,294.03. 10. Dr. Alva J. McClain. 
11. Rev. Homer A. Kent, Rev. Herman A. Hoyt, and 
Rev. John Aeby, 12. Fifty-five. 



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WE ARE REPORTING OUR GREATEST 
HOME MISSIONS OFFERING 

The finest piece of work yet accomplished in present- 
ing our Home Mission field to the Brethren has been 
done this year by our pastors. Our laymen have re- 
sponded in the finest way and, as a result, we have re- 
ceived the largest Thanksgiving Offering for Home 
Missions in our history. 

Just five years ago the Council was formed. That 
first year we received an offering of $16,964.55 after 
having begun the work that year with absolutely noth- 
ing. That offering seemed indeed a miracle. The offer- 
ing this year is three and one-half times greater, the 
total being $59,445.56. Our new fields have increased in 
number accordingly. We started with nine mission 
points and now have twenty-three. Several new 
churches have been completed and become self-sup- 
porting during this short time. 

Now for some high-lights on the report. First of all, 
this year we have received the largest offering ever 
given by any church. It came from Dr. Bauman's 
church in Long Beach, with a total of $7,151.12. When 
this offering came in we felt like declaring a holiday. 

The next most remarkable offering came from one 
of our country churches, at Berne, Indiana, whose 
offering totaled $4025.00. We feel that the example of 
this church alone has had no small part in awakening 
many, many others to doing real things for God. 

Second place in the offering was taken by Dayton, 
Ohio, with an offering of $4405.95. This church finished 
paying off its debt last year and now is turning its 
sacrifices to spreading the gospel in a real way. 

A most remarkable offering came from our newest 
Brethren Church at Winona Lake, Indiana. With just 
a mere handful of members, they gave a total of 
$546.59. And they were just ten days old when they 
did it! They surely take the prize. Then we could men- 
tion our three-year-olds like Modesto, with $1113.40; 
Hagerstown, with $1051.00; Flora with $1098.22; and 
North Riverdale, with $1222.76. 

There is no end to the remarkable offerings this 
year. We cannot mention them all, but we rejoice in 
the Lord for the wonderful fellowship He is bestowing 
upon our Brethren Churches in this ministry of Home 
Missions. 

A GREAT LOSS IS OURS— 

The news of the passing on of Dr. J. C. Beal was 
indeed a shock to us. We had seen and con- 
versed with him so short a time before, and he 
had seemed to be in such unusually good health, 
that the news of his passing was the more sur- 



prising. At the time of his death. Dr. Beal was 
serving His Lord under an arrangeriient with the 
Home Missions Council to hold Bible Conferences 
in all of our mission points. His ministry had 
been signally blessed among our new churches 
in the past and had so greatly deepened the love 
and interest of our people in the study of the 
Word in his former circuit of our mission 
churches, that the Directors asked him to repeat 
it. It was in the midst of the fulfillment of these 
labors that our Father called him away. 

The ministry of Brother Beal was especially 
fruitful during these last years, and the spirit of 
Christ v,'as unusually manifest in all contacts 
with his brethren. He did a most difficult piece 
of work during his two years at Waterloo, Iowa, 
where he remained until last fall when he left 
for this tour of Bible Conferences. His spirit of 
co-operation under the Council was most marked, 
and his spirit of love and patience most unusual. 
The letters he wrote were models of brotherly 
spirit and concern for the will of God in us' all. 
His was a long ministry in which he glorified 
God. 

Dr. Seal's death was a fitting close to his life 
of service. He had told us many times that he 
wanted to "be in the harness when the Lord 
called him." The Lord was good to our Brother 
and gave him just that. Now he is "absent from 
the body and present with the Lord." Our sym- 
pathy goes out to Don and Betty, his children, in 
the separation which is theirs today. We all look 
forward with them to that glad day when separ- 
ations are over and "Where He is, there we shall 
be also." 

SICK AT HEART 

No true, red-blooded American Christian can fail to 
feel sick at heart today as he views the sad drift of our 
country away from God. The accompanying cartoon 
pictures a pitiful truth. The youth of our country are 
willing to be taught anything that we prepare for 
them. We can just as easily train them to be fine, 
noble Christian men and women as to be infidels. 

When this country was established our forefathers 
made the Bible the basis of all truth taught in the 
public schools as well as the standard of conduct for 
the people. The Bible was the principal law book in 
our courts in dispensing justice. 

During the first 150 years when this nation was 
building, the text books used in public schools were 
largely quotations from the Bible. During this time, 
the New England primer was the standard textbook 
for grade schools. It was eighty-seven per cent made 
up of quotations from the Bible. The old McGuffey 
reader was also largely taken from the Bible. Little 
wonder that America produced great Christian patri- 
ots who made the nation great and inspired the youth 
of our land to high and noble living. 

But today the Bible has been ruled out of the text 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD: Entered as second- class matter April 10, 1943 at the postoffice at Winona Lake. Indiana, under the 
Act of March 3. 1S70. Issued four times e.".ch month by The Brethren Missionary HeraM Co.. Winona r*oke. Indiana, Subscription price, SI. 00 a year: 
ForeiCT countries $1,50 a year, ADMINISTRATION: Leo Polman, .Secretary of Pubhcations; Robert Gilbert. Office Manager, BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 
Oingrich, L, L, Grubb. A. L, Lynn. S, W, Link. EDITORS: Foreign Missions, Louis S, Bauman ; Women's Missionary Council. Mrs, Charles Mayes; Home 
Wssions. K, Paul Miller; Seminaiy, Alva .1, McCkiin; Managing Editor. Leo Polman, 

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books of schools; it has been sneered out of the class- 
rooms; it is scoffed at by teachers until a boy or girl 
fears to mention faith in the Bible or Christ. And now, 
behold America as the most lawless and drunken na- 
tion on earth! 

What a sliame that our youth must read of and 
observe men in high places indulging in drinking 
orgies. Newspapers carry the story of Harry Hopkins 
asking for whiskey at the recent Teheran Conference. 
We wonder how many others asked for it there. An- 
other report tells of a drinking party staged in 
Jerusalem, the Holy City, by ranking British and 
American chiefs after the recent Cairo Conference, 
where forty-three people drank fifty-two bottles of 
whiskey besides other drinks. The party continued the 
orgy by dancing till 2 A. M. Next morning they 
visited the sights of the city! 

Somehow we were made to think of another grand 
feast put on by a man named Belshazzar when he 
served his liquor in vessels brought from the temple at 
Jerusalem. It was that night that the fingers of a 
man's hand wrote upon the wall, "Thou art weighed 
in the balances and found wanting." If American and 
British leaderships were weighed in the balances of 
God today we wonder what the decision would be. Just 
what can the future hold for the democracies if they 
kick out God's word and exalt such leadership over 
their destinies? "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but 
sin is a reproach to any people." Brethren, we should 
pray for our country and all who are in authority. 

THE JUDGE IS RIGHT— 

During an address recently delivered in Fort Wayne 
by Judge Mark W. Rhoades of the Juvenile Court of 
Indianapolis, he declared that less than 25% of the 
present delinquency in young people is due to prevail- 
ing war conditions. He charged that most of this de- 
linquency wave is due to the widerspread teaching in 
child psychology twenty-five years ago, which held 
that it was utterly wrong to chastise a child for wrong 
doing because it would in some way injure his native 
ability to develop greatness. Now, these uncontrolled 
children have grown up and have homes of their own 
and the present generation of youth have parents who 
have had no spiritual or moral discipline. The result 
is a generation of youth spiritually and morally adrift. 
Of the 5,000 cases that pass through his court each 
year he said that they are practically all after the same 
pattern and that delinquency from the right path in- 
variably begins at home, then at school, and finally 
breaks out in open society. 

Running true to form with other informed and sin- 
cerely honest public men in discussing the method for 
correction he said, 

"The only thing that can check the wave of 
juvenile delinquency is a religious regeneration 
and a return to the moral tenets of our fore- 
fathers. This moral resurgence must come 
within the home, the school and the church." 
The Judge is right. The whole matter began years 
ago when family altars began to die in the homes, 
when parents began to send their children to Sunday 
School instead of taking them, when the Bible was for- 
bidden in the public schools, and infidelity, commun- 
ism, and materialistic philosophy swept over the higher 



schools of learning. It was the start of a withering 
blight over American life and hopes. It was the day 
when America allowed the foundation stones of her 
very existence, laid by Godly forefathers, to be torn 
from under the nation. We have sown to the wind and 
now we are reaping the whirlwind. 

More laws, more police, more jails, more courts can- 
not save the situation. Nothing but a genuine Holy 
Ghost revival sweeping over the land that will send 
the nation to its knees in repentance, send fathers and 
mothers to the family altar with their children about 
them, and send church members to prayer meeting, 
can ever stay the ravages of the scourge that is now 
destroying the children of the land. 

"If my people, who are called by my name, 
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek 
my face, and turn from their wicked ways; 
then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive 
their sin, and will heal their land" II Chron. 
7:14. 

A terrible accounting awaits the parents who have 
thus failed God; the judgment seat of Christ will be a 
tragic hour for those church members who have been 
unfaithful in the past and have contributed to the 
present harvest of sin in the children. 

HUMILIATING AND SIGNIFICANT 

Walter H. Gray is Bishop of the Episcopal diocese 
of Connecticut and president of the church congress. 
He inquired of Franklin Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie 
what they thought should be the functions of the 
Christian Church in the world today. To us it would 
be most humiliating if a Brethren preacher had made 
such an inquiry. We wonder if there are not some be- 
lieving hearts in the Episcopal Church that have been 
burning since it was made. Seeing a great leader of 
the organized Christian Church who has so lost the 
conception of his high calling that he should turn to 
men of the world to learn why the church is in the 
world, is sad indeed. Imagine the Apostle Paul going to 
Nero, to Herod, or to Felix and asking what they thought 
should be the nature of the work of the church! Can 
you imagine James, Bishop of the church at Jerusalem 
asking Pilate, Governor of Judea, what he thought 
Christians ought to do in the Roman world? Can you 
see Martin Luther asking the head of the German state 
just that he felt that Luther's course should follow? 

One can almost hear the Apostle Paul shout, "I 
certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was 
preached of me is not after man. For I neither received 
it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revela- 
tion of Jesus Christ" Gal. 1:11-12. And it was this 
man, burning with the message received from Christ, 
who shook the Roman world. 

God pity the church, when its leaders have so drifted 
from the high calling of God that they run here and 
there asking men of the world what they think the 
church should do. 

It is not only humiliating, but it is significant in view 
of the powerlessness of the great ecclesiastical bodies. 
Having evidently lost the conception of their purpose, 
they ask pitifully of world leaders what it should be. 
Doesn't it ever occur to them to go back to God and 
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uncertain terms what He wants the church to accom- 
plish. 

"Go ye into all the world, and preach the 
gospel to every creature" Mark 16:15. 

With a command like that and with a world of lost 
men at the doorstep of the church, a bishop asks of 
sinful men "what is our program?" Bishop, your job 
is to preach the Gospel, win souls, get men ready for 
heaven. Such questions but reveal the sad fact that 
the leadership of much of the Christian Church is 
adrift from the great commission. They have lost their 
way and are blindly drifting. 

We are reminded of a ship in a convoy which began 
to head one way and then another and floundered 
dangerously. The captain of a nearby ship called, 
"What's the matter with you? Don't you know where 
you are going?" The answer came back, "No, we've lost 
our rudder." That is a picture of many church leaders 
today. They've lost their rudder and just try to ride 
one popular wave of world events and then another. 
Before the war they were pacifists, when war broke 
out they jumped on the wagon of hate; and, when war 
is over, it will be a big social program. 

A TYPICAL ANSWER 

While church leaders prate about civic centers, young 
people's forums, moral clinics, and a social program, 
the men of the world tell them to get back to the job 
God gave them. "In these days of struggle which try 
evei-y soul ... we are all in desperate need of a light 
that is not of men. May God grant that the church 
will not fail in providing that light in our present 
darkness." 

Men of the world are crying for light from God and 
some church leaders don't know the purpose of the 
church in the world. There are some who have the 
light, and know what to do with it. Christ is the 
light of the Gentile's" Isa. 42:6. He is what this world 
needs so desperately today. 

"THE JEWS ARE BACK OF IT ALL" 

Nazism was founded upon the effort to find a com- 
mon cause for all of Germany's national, social, and 
human ills and failures. The Jew was chosen as that 
cause in the Nazi system. The Prussian military class, 
which has cursed internal Europe with endless war, had 
co-posed themselves to the wrath of the German people 
because of the awful sufferings' brought on by the 
incited wars. The common people of Germany were 
seething under the pressure of war debt, national and 
international taxation, and the humiliation of con- 
tinual defeats. 

The only hope of escape for the Prussian Junkers 
was to find another element on which to blame every- 
thing and upon which to focus the hatred of the 
masses. Finally, the idea rested upon the Jews. Here 
was a people who had no government, no homeland, 
no one to defend them. So the campaign to blame 
everything on the Jew was born. 

Soon Hitler, the unknown paper hanger, the jail 
bird, the inciter of riots, found favor in Prussian eyes 
as a fiery zealot to act as a tool to turn the entire 
nation aside from hatred of Prussian overlords and 
fasten it on the Jews. The scheme worked. Hitler 



spouted and shouted his foamings against the defense- 
less Jews. The Jews were bleeding Germany white. 
Yes, sir! They were taking all the influential and prof- 
itable professions. No doubt about it, they were domin- 
ating the nation's finances. The Jews were getting rich 
while the Germans were getting poorer' and poorer. 
The Jews were internationalists trying to control the 
world. Surely anyone could see that! The Jews were 
personally filthy and diseased. A flood of propaganda 
swept the nation. Hitler's storm troopers began feroci- 
ously to attack, torture, and brutally kill the Jews in 
defense of Germany's honor. The shout of German 
superiority met a responsive chord. Soon the whole 
nation was afire with hatred of the Jew, and the terror 
was on. Prussian Junkerism was saved and happy. 
Germany snapped out of her discouragement and 
swiftly armed for battle. She quickly began a program 
of world conflict to make "Deutschland Uber Alles." 
"Get rid of the Jews and you can rule the world," 
shouted Hitler. 

Everything went fine for a while. Millions of Jews 
had been tortured to death; nations had been crushed 
and robbed. Then things began to change — enemies 
grew stronger and defeats multiplied. German cities 
were being blasted out of existence. Certain and final 
retribution of an awful nature now hangs over German 
heads. 

■What is the matter? What has gone wrong? Who 
has failed? Hitler failed. The Prussian Junkers failed. 
In what? They forgot to consider Israel's God. His 
Book that they cast out forecast their doom. In 
Geneses 12:3 Jehovah had said 

"I will bless them that bless thee, and curse 
him that curseth thee." 
That curse is operative today. The Jews have borne 
the curse of Hitler's Germany, and now Hitler's Ger- 
many is to feel the awful curse of Israel's God. 

Take a look at Pharaoh's Egypt in the ashes of mil- 
lenniums of oblivion. See Spain rise to world power 
while befriending the Jews, and then fall away to 
nothing after the Jews were driven out. Observe 
France as she fell under the terrors of revolution after 
she crushed the Jews and despised their God. Observe 
today the British Empire crumble before our eyes as 
she violates the Balfour Declaration to give Israel a 
home in Palestine. Great appeals are being made to 
get her to restore that declaration. We fear for the 
days ahead if Britain does not keep her promise to 
Israel. If she fights for Israel, God will likely help 
her; if not, terrible rocks are ahead. And America! be 
careful what you do against Israel — Remember. 

"He that keepeth Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps." 
Nor does He ever forget. 

BLAME IT ON THE JEWS 

All of the disciples of Hitler are not in Germany. 
There are thousands of them in this country. To those 
who touch American life today to any degree, the rise 
of the spirit of Nazism is very real and sinister in this 
land. It is most alarming to those who realize its sig- 
nificance. 

The nature of Nazism is mystifying. It is baffling to 
try to understand how intelligent men and women 
everywhere can so blindly and eagerly accept the most 



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repellent and baseless statements against the Jews and 
pass them on as fact. No matter what they hear, it 
is accepted as fact. No question is made as to the de - 
pendabUity of what they repeat. It is evil about the 
Jews, it must be true. People who are careful to verify 
statements in every other line make no effort to verify 
the most horrifying and improbable stories about the 
Jews. 

A wholesale salesman in a store said to me the other 
day, "The trouble in America is not the labor unions, 
it is the Jews. They are controlling everything. If we 
can get rid of these dirty Jews we will be all right." 
When asked who the Jews were who were controlling 
everything he couldn't name one. But it was so. No 
doubt about it! 

A businessman recently called me back of his counter 
and in a stage whisper said he had definite inform- 
ation that there was a clique of Jewish international 
bankers who were financing war material plants and 
trying to keep the war going. I asked who they were. 
He couldn't name them at all. But he knew it was so, 
absolutely! 

Another business man under his breath told me in 
great confidence that the Jews are communists who 
are working hand in hand with organized destroyers 
of our form of government. I was amazed and asked 
who they were. He could not say, but remarked that 
they were all secretly at work. 

You can remind these people that of the three mil- 
lion Jews in America, two million, seven hundred thou- 
sand are in Brooklyn, New York, and are numbered 
among earth's poorest people as are the millions in the 
rest of the world, and that very few attain fame and 
riches, but it falls on deaf ears. You can show them 
how communism is absolutely repulsive to an orthodox 
Jew because it robs' him of his Bible and freedom to 
worship his God, and that not one per cent of com- 
munists are Jews. He pays no heed, but still believes 
tliat what he heard is true. 

It is sinister, for it reveals that there is a super- 
natural spirit back of it all. It is that nameless, un- 
reasonable hatred of the people through whom Christ 
came. It is the hatred born in the heart of Satan and 
spread throughout the world to make all men hate 
Israel. Jesus forecast it, 

"Ye shall be hated of all nations for my 
name's sake" Matt. 24:9. 

"And the serpent cast out of his mouth water 

as a flood after the woman, (Israel) that he 

might cause her to be carried away of the 

flood" Rev. 12:15. 

One thing is sure: Satan hates the Jews. He has 

tried to destroy this people since the beginning. He 

tried to prevent Isaac's birth. He tried to destroy the 

Israelites in Egypt. He tried to destroy them through 

the warlike Amelekites, Philistines, and Assyrians. He 

tried to massacre them through the hateful lies of 

Haman. Today he seeks to fill the mouths of thousands 

with lies against them. Everyone who repeats stories 

designed to injure Israel, whether true or not, is in 

league with the devil God knows all of Israel's sins 

better than any, and will deal with her fully. Woe to 

him who yields himself as a tool to injure Israel, who 



is the apple of God's eye. The present hateful cam- 
paign against Israel is finding many unwitting people 
to carry it on. Go slow. Christian. 

THE POPE AND THE WHITE HOUSE 

One certain result of the present world conXlict is 
that the Roman church will emerge stronger in her 
political position in Europe and the rest of the world 
than ever. 

In Germany. Rome still holds her grip on millions 
of Catholics. Roman priests in that land have shown 
outstanding courage in speaking out against Hitler's 
abuses. Some of them have suffered as a result, but 
resistance has not lessened. Rome has a powerful or- 
ganization in Germany which has established confi- 
dence in its ability to aid those who are identified with 
it. The common tragedy has caused Protestant 
churches to open their pulpits to Roman priests, and 
the Roman church has given relief to Protestant pas- 
tors, but Rome stands out as the pre-eminent religious 
force in Germany. 

Arvid Fredbarg, Swedish journalist in Germany dur- 
ing 1941-1943, when he was expelled, writes. 

"Catholicism is reaping the main advantage 
of the religious renaissance which is noticeable 
throughout Germany." 

While Hitler is no friend to any religion, yet Rome 
thrives on the dictatorial form of government which 
he. Franco, and others have established. Rome, there- 
fore, may be against the dictator, but not his form of 
government. As democracy decreases in any land, 
Rome prospers. It is clear as day that Roman repre- 
sentatives have attained more and more power in 
American affairs in recent years. A couple of years ago, 
our first real national representative was appointed to 
the Vatican. It is significant that Professor Salvemini, 
famous Italian scholar, recently declared, 

"The Pope is powerful, not in Rome, but in 
the White House." 

Coming from a man so well informed, such a state- 
ment is sobering indeed. The v/ay "special ambassa- 
dors" have been going from Washington to Vatican 
City in recent days lends weight to the statement. 

We are not surprised, for if we are actually 
approaching the end of the "Times of the Gentiles," we 
can but expect the "Scarlet Woman" to begin to mount 
the "Beast" Rev. 17-3. This war seems to be helping 
Rome to climb into the saddle of world power. Well, 
brother, she can have this old sin-filled, blood- 
drenched and doomed world. So far as the true Chris- 
tian is concerned, they who love the Saviour and look 
for Him are heading for something "far better." Keep 
looking up! 



CORRECTION 

In the February Home Missions number of the Herald 
in an article introducing Herbert Bess it was stated 
that he erected a small building at Dominguez, Cali- 
fornia. Since it was remodeled instead of built. Brother 
Bess asks that this correction be made lest some may 
feel that he was taking credit for more than he actually 
did. 



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JEWISH MISSIONARY IN PREPARATION 

^or some time we have been praying that God 
Lild raise vco a Jewish worker among our own Breth- 
i young people. Now it seems that our prayer is on 
' way to its answer. Miss Helen Carrell, a member 
our Dayton, Ohio church, has just completed the 
irse for Jewish Mission work given by the Moody 
)le Institute. 

knowing that Miss Carrell was ready for service, we 
3te to Dr. J. Hoffman Cohn asking him if he felt she 
lid be used in our Los Angeles Jewish Mission. He 
)lied at once stating that he would be glad to have 
r, but that it would be necessary first of all for her 
take several months of practical training in reaching 
; Jews for Christ. This training is given at the 
ooklyn Jewish Mission, which is by all means the 
safest Jewish evangelization center in the world. 
kliss Carrell at once agreed to this. Her expenses 
re provided for and she is already at work in the 
Doklyn Mission. We pray that Miss Carrell may soon 
out in Los Angeles working under Brother Zimmer- 
m in our new location. Brother Zimmerman cer- 
nly needs help. However, Jewish Mission work is very 
icting and not everyone can reach them for Christ. 

r. VERNON PROGRESS 





TUT. VERNON BFtAI 

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Lawrence Lawlor, pastor, In front of Mt. Vernon meeting pla 

Six weeks have now passed since Lawrence 
iwlor began working in the Mt. Vernon 
;ld. The first couple of weeks were quite 

DW. 

Brother Lawlor began a vigorous campaign 
visitation at once. He and one of the men 
' the group began visiting homes in the 
immunity each Saturday. The rest of the 
oup were pledged to contact five new 
imilies each week. This work is showing 
al results. Three new families are now 
)ming and more are being reached right 
ong. .Attendance has risen to 26 and the 
'fering to $30.00 per week. 
Three young women of the group are now 
)nducting a children's Happy Hour each 
•iday afternoon. On Friday night a prayer 




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meeting is being held in one of the homes. Two of the 
girls are getting oat a weekly bulletin. A new sign has 
been erected with the words, "Mt. Vernon Brethren 
Church.' 

The pastor and members of the new group are all 
enthused with the way God is blessing the work. 

Already a most favorable location for a permanent 
v/ork has been found and we believe it can be bought 
for a reasonable sum. The plans are for a tent meet- 
ing as soon as possible. Keep your eyes on Mt. Vernon 
and be faithful in prayer for the work. 

WE HOPE IT IS SETTLED NOW— 

Recently the time came to renew the fire protection 
policy on our buildings at Clayhole, Kentucky. When 
the policies came we noted a decided increase in the 
premium over previous years. Upon investigation, we 
discovered that by moving the clothing room about 
twenty feet farther from the other buildings that we 
could reduce our premiums nearly 20%. We had 
already placed it where we felt that it looked best on 
the plat of ground that we had, but the appearance 
didn't seem to affect the insurance companies in- 
volved. It was distance that counted. 

Brother Bryson Fetters, our insurance agent, went 
with us and helped us get the job done. It was a job 
before we were through, because we had to put the 
building out over a little swale and build the found- 
ation in a difficult place. But we got it done and now 
everyone is happy. At least, we hope so. Mrs. Landrum 
will have farther to go to get to the room now, but she 
doesn't mind. In fact, we have never heard one com- 
plaint from her for all the things she has had to endure 
in the development of this mission field. And she has 
had much to put up with, be sure of that! 

We wish that some of our good folks who have had 
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Kentucky is sold, could be there on a Wednesday 
when clothing is sold. They would soon understand 
why it cannot be given away. 

There was a time when missions gave everything 
they got to the people free of charge. After years of 
this, it was noticed that such a procedure made 
suppliants of the follcs and put them on a charity 
level. With unregenerate people it had a very bad 
effect. They assumed that the world owed them a liv- 
ing and became very troublesome. The more they were 
given, the more they demanded in the way of quality 
and quantity. Appreciation was totally lacking. When 
people pay for what they get, even though it is very 
little, it preserves their self respect and they are much 
more susceptible to the appeal of the gospel. 

Then some started to give out clothing only to those 
who attended services at the mission. This resulted in 
packing the meetings with people who had no interest 
whatever in the Gospel and would not listen, but 
caused endless disturbance. This almost made success- 
ful preaching of the Gospel impossible. 

When the clothing was given away, it caused much 
trouble becausie some folks received nice things, and 
others nothing. This resulted in complaints, jealousies 
and endless bitterness toward the missionaries. It also 
caused folks to make a grand rush for the clothing 
piles and there were many unhappy disagreements 
among them when several wanted the same article. 
This condition does not help any mission work, but 
rather destroys it. 

However, there is real need in this section for such 
clothing. Most of the folks are unable to buy new 
clothing. Many of the things they need are simply 
unobtainable. To place the articles they need in their 
hands in a way which preserves their self-respect and 
lets everyone know that he has paid for what he has 
got, and that no favoritism has been shown, is best. 
The people also know it is from Christian people that 
this help has come. Many children would never have 
warm clothing if it were not for help such as our 
clothing room provides. 

There is one type of article that is given away. These 
are the layettes for new babies, which are given only 
to Christian mothers who are members of the local 
mission. This is a wonderful blessing to these mothers 
at a time when they most appreciate it. Those who are 
providing these are doing a most helpful service. 

Our mission sells clothing at a mere fraction of its 
real worth, in an honorable way. This helps the people, 



prevents endless misunderstanding and is a real aid 
to the mission work, for all that is realized from the 
sale of this material goes back into mission service. 
Whichever way it goes, all is turned to the benefit of 
the Gospel in these Kentucky hills. What is more, God 
is blessing the work in a most marvelous way in spite 
of all the problems that exist. 

There is one way in which those who send clothing 
to the Kentucky Mission can help, and that is to put 
the name and address of the sender, whether indi- 
vidual or organization, on the shipping tag. Many times 
packages come with no indication whatever as to who 
sent therh. Perhaps two months later some secretary 
will ask in a letter to Mrs. Landrum, "Did you receive 
that package of clothing we sent you two rnonths ago?" 
How could she say, "Yes," or "No?" It is a small thing 
to attach the sender's name and yet it means much in 
keeping the records. For instance, there are six 
churches sending parcels from Los Angeles, California. 
If no sender's name is attached, which church should 
receive credit? Two shipments came in today, and as 
I write these lines, Mrs. Landrum is asking me if I 
know who should receive word that they have arrived. 
All that she could do in one case was to write the pastor 
and thank him for something that he will likely won- 
der about for a good while. This particular pastor had 
moved and if the secretary hadn't been here, there 
would have been no way of reaching him. So, please 
put your nam.e and address on everything you send 
here! 

Mrs. Landrum has expressed her appreciation for the 
improved selection of clothing that is being sent. 
Bundles of little more than rags are no longer being 
sent, and clothing that really has some wear in it is 
coming. All in all, everything is fine. 

HAGERSTOWN REPORTS 

At the close of another three month period we greet 
all the Brethren in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
and wish to express our deep appreciation for the 
Home Mission gifts which have made this work pos- 
sible. 

The Lord has blessed us with both trials and vic- 
tories, for each of which we praise Him. 

During two weeks in November we were privileged 
to have as our evangelist Rev. Charles Stevens of Win- 
ston-Salem, .North Carolina who certainly proved to be 
the Lord's servant for the supplying of our local need. 




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The Word was delivered in great power and tiie Spirit 
of God moved mightily in many hearts. Especially did 
a spirit of earnest, fervent prayer prevail. For eight of 
the days during the two weeks of meetings a "round- 
the-clock" prayer meeting was in progress so that 
every moment for eight days some member or friend of 
the church, night and day, was lifting his heart in sin- 
cere prayer. The last Thursday of the meetings an 
"all-night" prayer meeting was held in the church 
auditorium when a number prayed throughout the en- 
tire night. The last week of these meetings we were 
privileged to have with us that unsurpassed group of 
colored singers, the Eureka Jubilee Singers. Attend- 
ance was excellent throughout the meeting and crowds 
numbering as high as 500 filled the Lord's house. 
Special broadcasts were arranged and the whole com- 
munity enjoyed the ministry of both Brother Stevens 
and the Singers. The meeting brought great blessing 
in the salvation of souls and the establishment of the 
Lord's people in the faith. 

During the three months period, including the evan- 
gelistic services 23 first time decisions were made for 
Christ, 23 rededications of life, 11 were baptized, and 
12 added to the membership of the church. Several 
are still awaiting baptism. Three of the souls saved 
found Christ as a direct result of our radio contacts. 
We solicit prayers for this angle of the local Home Mis- 
sion work, that God might continue to expand it for 
His glory. We are on the air from two to three hours 
each week. 

During the month of October we were privileged to 
enjoy the ministry of Rev. Stanley Hauser of Waynes- 
boro, Pennsylvania during an entire Sunday. 

Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Beaver brought great blessing 
to the hearts of our congregation on October 10th in 
a Sunday evening service by their presentation of the 
Word and personal testimony. A free-will offering was 
received for these fine, young missionaries. 

Our wonderful experience with the Ambassadors of 
Grace Quartet of our Seminary, December 31, will long 
be remembered. The boys 'brought us a great blessing 
in song and testimony. For 30 minutes we broadcasted 
their songs and testimonies to a large radio audience. 
The auditorium was comfortably filled with worship- 
pers. Many friends from our neighboring church in 
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, where R. D. Crees is pastor, 
fellowshipped with us. The service continued through 
the midnight hour. 

Thus we join in praising God for His manifest bless- 
ings upon us! 

L. L. Grubb, Pastor 

Heart-stricken and sorrow- 
ing parents are sobbing out 
their problems to pastors these 
days concerning their children 
who are drifting away from the 
church and losing interest in the things of the Lord. 
Your editor suggests four possible reasons for the above 
condition: 1. Lack of interest on the part of parents 
in Christ and the Church; 2. Movies; 3. Funny (?) 
books; 4. Church's failure to provide adequate inter- 
esting and challenging programs for children. C. E. is 
attempting to do this very thing. Parents — wake up. 



ISN'T IT 7 
TRUE - 



REPORT OF NORTH RIVERDALE CHURCH 

SECRETARY ON HISTORY OF WORK UP TO 

ANNIVERSARY ON NOVEMBER 7TH, 1943 

This is such a splendid report and history of the 
first year in the new building and it made such a fine 
impression on the audience, that we are glad to give 
all a chance to read it. The opening poem is entirely 
original with Mrs. Beatty. (R. P. M.) 

"Go ye into all the world" 

The Master said one day, 

"And find the lost where'er they are, 

Along life's great highway. 

"Baptizing all who do believe 

In me, three times," said He, 

In the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, 

And they My own shall be. 

"Teaching them to observe all things 

Whatsoever I say. 

And lo, with you I'll ever be 

Even to the end of the way. 

To Peter, who denied Him thrice, 

He said, "Go feed my sheep," 

This great command to the one He loved 

Three times He did repeat. 

"Go ye" and "Feed my sheep" are pleas 
He made so long ago, 
But we believe they still are meant 
For God's children here below. 

And £0 to other fields we go. 

To find the lost He loved, 

And tell them how He died for them 

And hew He reigns above. 

And tell them if they will confess 
Him as Saviour and as God, 
Eternity with Him they'll spend, 
And heaven's streets they'll trod." 

"Go ye" and "Feed my sheep" are commands that 
we as Christians certainly cannot overlook today. If 
we are to reach the lost, it is necessary to establish new 
churches. Lost souls, as a rule, will not seek the 
church — the church must seek them! 

With this thought in mind, the North Riverdale 
Brethren Church was organized. As we think back two 
years, and then behold our beautiful building today, 
we can say, "Truly, the Lord has led in this new work." 
"With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with 
God all things are possible" Mark 10:27. 

We thought, for the purpose of reminiscing, we would 
lead a portion of the minutes of the first meeting held 
at the First Brethren Church by those interested in 
forming another Brethren Church in Dayton, Ohio. 
The minutes are as follows: 

"A group of people interested in the organization of 
a class looking forward to the formation of a new 
church, met at the First Brethren Church on Tues- 
day evening April 15, 1941, at 7:30 P. M. The meeting 
was opened by singing "Trusting Jesus" and "Near the 
Cross," led by Mary Catherine Hoffman — Mrs. Unger- 
echt at the piano. Brother Barnard read Romans 12 



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Prayer was offered by various members' present. 
Brother Barnard conducted the meeting as follows : 

1. He read sections from the Ministers' Handbook 
that dealt with suggested proceedings for the organiz- 
ation of a class, looking forward to the organization of 
a church. 

2. He appointed Brother J. Marion Hoffman as 
temporary secretary. 

3. He read a paper, headed as follows: 

'On the evening of April 15, 1941, those whose names 
appear below, expressed themselves as desiring to be 
members of a class, looking toward the establishment 
of a second Brethren Church in the North Riverdale 
section of Dayton, Ohio, at the N.W. Corner of Main 
and Melford Streets.' 29 persons signed the paper that 
night 

4. Motion was made for a class leader. Brother Roy 
Kmsey was elected for a period of six months, or until 
his successor should be elected. Brother Kinsey then 
took charge. He gave a short talk on the greatness of 
the undertaking of this new v/ork; of the apparent 
leading of the Lord in the past in providing funds and 
also the providing of an excellent location at the corner 
of Main and Melford Streets. 

Discussions were then had from various members 
present. It was suggested that we do not form a church 
at this time but handle the business through a properly 
constituted class. 

It was suggested that we select a temporary Board 
of Trustees. The purpose at this time of selecting the 
Board of Trustees was that they might have the power 
to ask the Brethren Home Missions Council that the 
money now held in trust for this new work be paid to 
the Board of Trustees. Three members were elected for 
a period of six months, or until their successors were 
elected. Brethren Lee T. Burkett, J. Marion Hoffman 
and Orrie E. Beatty were duly elected. 

Discussion was had as to when and where we were 
to hold future meetings. It was thought advisable to 
have the meetings at stated intervals to take up vari- 
ous matters from time to time. It was suggested that 
we have a sign put on the lots, advertising the lots as 
a site for our future church. Since we did not at this 
time know what to call the future church, the matter 
was held in abeyance. 

It was decided to meet twice a month, on the first 
third Tuesday nights of each. It was further decided 
to hold the next meeting on Tuesday evening April 29, 
1941, at the First Brethren Church. 

Brother Barnard dismissed the meeting with prayer." 

And so were the minutes of the first meeting that 
formed the nucleus of our present church. 

The "Class" was organized into the North Riverdale 
Brethren Church on July 15, 1941, with thirty-five 
members on the roll. The Brethren Home Missions 
Council loaned their tent and the first religious serv- 
ices were held on the lots' at 4101 N. Main Street, July 
20, 1941. This began three weeks' evangelistic services 
conducted by Rev. R. Paul Miller, National Secretary of 
the Home Missions Council. Beginning August 17, 1941, 
services were held in the Charles Loos' School Building. 
First regular pastor was Rev. Norman H. Uphouse, who 
assumed the pastorate October 1, 1941. On November 
9, 1941, ground-breaking services were held on the lot 
at 4101 N. Main Street. The new congregation moved 



from the Loos School Building to Harley Barton's Sales 
Room at 3800 N. Main Street, on December 21, 1941. 
The church was incorporated under the Laws of Ohio 
March 19, 1942. Due to the curtailment of the auto- 
mobile industry by the war program, Mr. Barton was 
unable to grant the use of his room after April 1, 1942, 
but the church leased a storeroom at 3510 N. Main 
Street for three months. 

Cornerstone laying services for the new building were 
held on April 26, 1942. As the building program was 
delayed, the lease on the store room was extended until 
October 1, 1942. At that time the congregation was 
able to occupy the basement of the new building. The 
building was erected at a cost of $33,268.70, without 
mortgage, the lots costing $2,316.50, total cost of the 
building and lots being $35,585.20. 

Dedication Services' of the new building were held on 
November 1, 1942, which preceded a two weeks revival 
conducted by Brother Charles W. Mayes of Ashland, 
Ohio. Many accepted the Lord as their Saviour at our 
first revival meetings. 26 were baptized during the 
year, Ronnie Sumpter being the first one to be baptized 
in the new baptistry. 

Our first commxmion was held in the new building 
on December 30, 1942, with 54 present. 

Dr. V. C. Kelford was with us for a week's Bible 
study from February 22-28, 1943. 

Miss Mabel Crawford gave us a message from Africa 
on March 7, 1943. 

We had the Sheldons, returned missionaries, with us 
on June 13, 1943. 

Our Daily Vacation Bible School was held for two 
weeks from June 21st to July 2nd, 1943. The highest 
attendance was 107. 30 expressed their desire to be- 
come Christians. 

The Polmans were with us on Saturday night, June 
26, 1943, for a musical program. They also rendered 
special music on Sunday morning June 27. 

Dr. Reid conducted a three-day Jewish Conference 
on July 4, 5, and 6 at the church. 

Our second communion services were held on July 
25, 1943. 

14 young people from our church attended Sugar 
Grove Camp held August 8-13, 1943. 

Rev. Crees was with us on August 20 and showed 
some interesting pictures pertaining to Christian work 
within the church. 

Three new babies were born to members during the 
year — Rosalie Ann was bom to Mr. and Mrs. Earl 
Stewart; Bruce Allan to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fador, 
and Sandra Lee to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Loy. 

The first wedding in the new building occurred on 
October 6, 1943, when Miss Anna Lee Boyer was wed 
to Lt. Paul F. Reinicke. 

Our highest attendance was on Rally Day, October 
3, 1943, with 184 present. 

We adopted a budget during the year, the total 
amount (not including special gifts to missions, evan- 
gelists, etc) was $4,877.78. Of this amount, $3,177.78 was 
to be used for the running expenses of the church, 
$1,700 to be paid on the loan. It is our plan to make 
ten equal payments over a period of ten years to liqui- 
date our building debt. The interest on the notes has 
been included in the running or current expenses. The 
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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



By Paul R. Eauman, of Los Angeles, Member of the Board of Directors of the Home Missions Council. 




A little over five years ago, it 
was the writer's privilege to 
conduct an evangelistic cam- 
paign with his father in the 
First Brethren Church of Long 
Beach. During the meetings, a 
young salesman who claimed to 
be an agnostic was gloriously 
converted. Elmer B. Sachs fol- 
lowed his wife who had been 
saved the night before. Little 
did the evangelist dream that 

Elmep B. Sachs , , . , , , 

this young couple would soon 
move to Los Angeles and there enter the fellov/ship 
of the Second Brethren Church of which he was then 
pastor. Little did he think that he would some day 
be the young man's teacher in a training school for 
Christian service. Less did he realize that this same 
young man himself v/ould become in a few years, while 
preparing for the ministry, the pastor of a thriving 
little congregation. 

While this church is interdenominational in char- 
acter, yet it has undergone sufficient influence under 
Brethren leadership to make its history of real interest 
to our readers. It is a splendid example of what can 
be done by our young people even while they are in 
school preparing for Christian service. 

It was in June of 1942 that Brother Elmer B. Sachs, 
by this time a second-year student in the Bible In- 
stitute of Los Angeles, was called to become pastor of 
the Bassettdale Community Church near Puente. The 



work had been started about two years before by an- 
other student. 

The church was in rather a sad state of affairs when 
Brother Sachs became its pastor. Had it not been for 
a handful of faithful praying Christian women, known 
as the King's Sisters, the work would have ceased en- 
tirely. True it was that they were in possession of a 
piece of property worth about $1500. But there was 
an indebtedness of $1349 hanging over their heads, 
and the building was nothing more than a storeroom 
set on the back of a weed-covered lot. There was little 
that would even suggest the likeness to a church. 

On the first Sunday under the new pastor, eighteen 
were present for Sunday School and only eight re- 
mained for the church service. Five attended that eve- 
ning. But with the assistance of his Sunday School 
Superintendent, Heber Richins, another Brethren stu- 
dent at Biola, Brother Sachs went to work, giving such 
time as he could spare from his studies and another 
full-time job. Something of the blessing that has 
rested upon the church during the past year may be 
seen in the facts which follow: 

During the twelve months, the church attendance 
has grown from eight to an average of fifty-seven. The 
Sunday School attendance increased from eighteen to 
an average of ninety-two, with a record attendance of 
134. 

The number of decisions for Christ that have been 
made in the little congregation many a larger organ- 
ization could well desire to witness. During the first 
six months, forty-two people stepped forward, twenty- 
eight for reaffirmation, and fourteen for first confes- 
sion. Fourteen were baptized, and twenty-eight were 




The Basettdale Community Church Congregatio 

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received into the church. During the second six 
months there were seventeen additional decisions, of 
which thirteen were first confessions. Eight more were 
baptized. The church has likewise been blessed in a 
financial way with the monthly receipts jumping from 
$40.00 to $186.00. 

The Bassettdale Community Church wil always be 
grateful for the services rendered by Brother Albert 
Balzer, a contractor from the Second Brethren Church 
of Los Angeles. Brother Balzer, who with his wife is an 
applicant for our African Mission field, took his crew 
of men, and with the aid of Brother Sachs and a hand- 
ful of local men erected the new church building on 
the property. The structure is already paid for. It was 
the writer's privilege to speak at the dedication service 
of this new buUding. 

Thus, has a church been blessed under the ministry 
of one of our students. This is just another example of 
the kind of missionary spirit and vision our churches 
are instilling into the hearts of our Brethren young 
people. Pastors in Brethren Home Missions of the same 
type as Elmer Sachs are producing results never con- 
sidered possible until recent years. 



COMPTON HAS GREAT REVIVAL 

Just as we go to press, word comes from Ralph Col- 
burn, pastor at Compton, California, telling of a won- 
derful visitation from God in a great revival. Evange- 
list Lintz led the campaign. Brother Jimmie Davis led 
the song service and held children's meetings. A total 
of 38 decisions for Christ were made plus 48 decisions 
of various nature among the Christians. Already 25 
new members have been added to the congregation 
since January first. 

We might add that this young congregation has also 
sent in their largest offering for Home Missions. A full 
report of victories at Compton will appear in our next 
Home Missions issue. 



NORTH RIVERDALE 

(Continued from page 169) 

budget calls for $62.00 current expenses and $32.00 
building fund, or a total of $94.00 per week. 

We thought it would be of interest to all to know 
just where the money was obtained to finance the cost 
of the new building. We gave receipts to the building 
fund for the two years from July, 1941, to June 30, 1943: 

Offerings received $10,504.98 

Gifts from the First Church . - 1,378.91 

Received from interest, sales tax, and 

from the Sunday School : 438.35 

From the Home Missions Council „__ 2,000.00 
Loans to the Building Fund 20,000.00 

Total $34,322.24 

This amount was received after the lots were pur- 
chased and paid for. 

Our gift to Home Missions for the past year was 
$755.40; to Foreign Missions, $1068.60; to Grace Semin- 
ary, $303.60. 

Our membership a year ago stood at 56; today it 
stands at 82, 

Our new building is one year old today. Surely the 
Lord has been good to us during the past year. But 
we have made only the beginning. Many hundreds are 
unsaved in this section of the city; many are without 
a church home. This new work is a great challenge to 
us. The next year should be a bigger year than our 
first one. We wish to thank our members and friends 
for the support that has been given to us during the 
past. We know your support will continue. May our 
lives be such that our Lord will say — "Well done, thou 
good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over 
a few things, I wDl make thee ruler over many things: 
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord" Matt. 25:21. 
Mrs. Orrie Beatty 
Anniversary Sunday 
November 7, 1943. 




THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



jbeiailed financial (lejio^t a^ Jiante 



FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, SUNNYSIOE, WASH. 

W. H. Morgan 44.00 

Ed. Chapman 20.51 

Mrs. E. Bowker 25.00 

Raymond Whitfield B.OO 

Nadine Murray B.OO 

Mrs. H. M. Lichty 5.00 

Ralph Mowen B.OO 

Mrs. Esther Keller 5.00 

Mrs. Fred Whitfield 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth Warmenhoven . . . > 25.00 

Leona Roderick 5.00 

Mrs. Fay Reed B.OO 

Earl Murray 10.00 

Fred O'Neal B.OO 

Keith McDaniels 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. E. W. Reed 20.00 

R*ert Reed 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sharpe 5.00 

Clyde L. Smith 5.00 

Homer Bussert 10.00 

Ella Marie Turner 10.00 

F. E. DiUng 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Rose 7.00 

Mae Alexander 5.00 

Mrs. N. E. Bridgman 5.00 

lyan Barlow 30.00 

Floyd Turner 40.00 

Mrs. J. Matheson 5.00 

Cecil Shockley 5.00 

C. H Padgham 10.00 

Mrs. Don Hadley 10.00 

Mary Hostetler 10.00 

Vera Roderick 5.00 

Mrs. Fred O'Neal 5.00 

Joe Fuerst 5.00 

Mrs. Nettie Harris 10.00 

Mrs. Dora Kennedy 5.00 

Lois Fuerst 10.00 

Leva Kortemeier 5.00 

Byelyn Firestone 5.00 

Mrs. Carl Brewster 5.00 

Stanley Murray 25.00 

Mrs. H, E. Walker 5.00 

Mrs. Grace Turner 30.00 

Mrs. T J. Antles 5.00 

Trtuhseekers Class 6.25 

Mrs. Olivia Shockley B.OO 

Mr. and Mrs. Art Nickel 10.00 

Elsie Early lo!oO 

Bessie Turner 50.00 

Mrs. Opal Ball 5.00 

P. E. L.icey 25.00 

John Weed J5.00 

George Miller ?0.00 

Vernon Harris 10 00 

Gmce Greer \\:,\ zm 

Dorothy Bridgman 5.00 

Mrs. Clara M. Fuerst 40.00 

^^c 34.50 

FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, BUENA VISTA, VA. 

Rev. and Mrs. Edward Bowman 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ballard 49^25 

Mc. and Mrs. George Smals 26.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Teague 16 75 

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Conner \\' 12 95 

Mr. J. F. Lynn ' n'so 

Pvt and Mrs. Eddie Bates 11.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Teague 10.50 

Mr. E. L. L>'nn \\ 10^25 

Mrs. Jim Lynn 8 00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Southern WW...... 5^75 

Audrey Byers 550 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Widdifield ..'!!!.!!!...!!! 5 10 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Goolsby \ 5^00 

Mr. Raymond Miller 5 00 

Mrs. Earnest Lynn ' "/, 5*00 

Sgt. and Mrs. Johnnie R. Lynn 5.00 

Mr. Graham Smith 500 

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Johns !!!]!!!!!!! s'oO 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vest W. 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. David Simpson ] ! ! ! ! 5 00 

Mrs. Audrey Staton /.!'.!'.*. 4^10 

Mr. Ralph Dyer !!!!!! 4^00 

Mrs, Katie Ryman 3*00 

Mr. Homer Byers ! ! ! . ' 3 00 

Mrs. Earl Justice !!!!!!!!]!!!! 3^00 

Jack Lynn 2 00 

Mrs. Basil Wilmer 2 00 

Mrs. C. M. Camper 2.10 

Sunday School ] ! ! ! . 106 00 

Mi*c !!'.'.*.;.!; 21.37 



WEST TENTH ST. BRETHREN CHURCH, ASHLAND. OHIO 

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Satterfield =' 62.40 

Mrs. J. F. Kelley's Bible Class 60.00 

Kr. and Mrs. R. M. Greenlun 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Youngkin and Harriet 47.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L C. Shultz 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Don Farner 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forbes 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Yoho 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Stone 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morr 26.35 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl McQuate 36.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Al Bigler 23.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George KUngler 18.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Mazzotta 17.00 

Mr. and Mre. Tom Askey 16.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Charles Mayes 20.50 

Herman Shoemaker 24,40 

Mrs. Emma Garling 15.80 

Mrs. Golda Ballou 12.00 

Mr. Ronald McBride 10.00 

Mrs. Greenlxm's Bible Class 10.00 

Mrs. Louise Garber and Family 10.00 

Miss Margaret Fort>es 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Messner 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. C. ShuU 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs M. E. Hetsler 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Edwards ■ 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. >Scott Forbes 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Hurl Lash 7 75 

Mrs. C, S. Huffman 9.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Warner 8.25 

Mr. and Mrs. William Olson 11.00 

Robert Dell 7.50 

Mary Sprague 6.55 

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Hackett 5.25 

Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Couch 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Helvie 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. C. B. Sheldon 5.00 

Mcs. NeUie Norris 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Bender 5.00 

Mr. and Mi-s. C. O. Markel 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koons 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Mayes 5.00 

Mrs. Lenora Fober 5.00 

Ronald. Ralph £\nd Herman Peck 5.00 

Misc 39.20 

FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH. GRAFTON, W. VA. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Brown 10.00 

Alberta Comp 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Allen D. Comp 20.00 

Eugene F. Comp 5. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. K. O. Godwin 5.00 

Dorothy Hovatter 5.63 

Nada Hovatter 5.31 

Geraldiue Loar 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Miller and Family 40.00 

Twila Miller 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Murphy 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Nicola 5.00 

Mrs. Allen Poe 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Poling 25.00 

Ruth PoHng 7.05 

Rev. and Mr? K. E. Richardson 60.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Williams 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Williams 15.00 

Misc 45.58 

FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, ALLENTOWN, PA. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Biege 26.00 

Miss Grace Fehnel 13.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Horace Himsicker ., 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Huffort 6.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Jacoby 26.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kaeppel 43.25 

Dorian Kaeppel 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kunkel 18.50 

Mrs. James Kamoie 8.50 

Mr. James Kamoie 5.90 

Mr. and M13. Wilham Musselman 11.25 

Mr. and Mrs. John Odgen 15.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Oswald 12.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Dante Ocurto 5,50 

Mrs. Stanley Tantee 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Snyder 14.50 

Mrs. George Silberman 15.00 

Mrs. Trout g^oO 

Mrs. Thomas Williams 6.50 

Mr. and Mrs. George Zahn 26.00 

Simday School 49.56 

Misc 45^07 



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SECOND BRETHREN CHURCH, LOS ANQELES, CALIF. 

Mr. and Mra. A. Adams 50.97 

George Baker 15.00 

Ivema Beam 10.00 

Edward Beard 5.00 

Margaret Beard 7.00 

Florence Bowhall 20.00 

Jesse Brown 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Bn'don 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Caldwell 23.00 

MUared Chesney 30.00 

Barbara Conkle 38.35 

V. P. Conkle 10.00 

Ida Conner 5.00 

Minnie Conner 20.00 

Arra Belle Pillion 5.00 

Edrie KlUon 15.00 

Gloria PilUon . ' 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. William Pillion 30.00 

Etta Goddard 5.00 

Keith Gressley 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Max Jones 100.00 

Mr. and Mra. William Jones 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hay JOO.OO 

Charlotte Hay 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Huffman 5.00 

Martha Kelly 10.00 

Flora Knanper 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Martin 29.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. C. McCall 100.00 

Ray MoCall 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. McDowell 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. McParland 29.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McMinn '. 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McNeil 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Mercer 10.00 

Martha Miller 10.00 

Mathilde Miller 5.00 

Claude Millisan ^ 30.00 

Lilly Monroe i 5.00 

Ida Morrison 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pryor 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Reeves 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Renter 50.00 

Julia Rowland 100.00 

Mr. and lirs. D. R. Renter 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs, P. I. Runyon 5,00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Runyon 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Schlegel 40.38 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. B. Shively 76.00 

Hazel Shively 65.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Snyder 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Sovenis 5,00 

Dr. and Mrs W. L Taylor 14.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Thomsen 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Tilney 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Treder 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C A. Turner 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Wallace 5.00 

Edith Wenner 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. P. Whinerj' 5.00 

Mise 55.84 

JUNIATA BRETHREN CHURCH, JUNIATA, PA. 

Mr. Ira ,\nieck 5.00 

Mrs. Ira Anieck .- 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dively ■ ■ . . . . 25^00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Weirick ,. 5,00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Summers 5.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Holmes 50 00 

Mrs. E. G. Kime 6.25 

Mr. and Mrs. -Adam Erb 5.00 

Mr. and Mcs. William Dively 21.50 

Mrs. Pauline Eoyles 5. 00 

Mrs. Harold Mayer 5.00 

Rev. Harold Mayer 5.00 

Mrs. Eva Harpster lo!oO 

Misc , 41.14 

GRACE BRETHREN CHURCH, FREMONT, OHIO 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gonawein 40.00 

Mrs. Oliver Winters 30^00 

Mr. and Mrs. Iver Harland 25.00 

Marion aioyer 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Art Moyer 10 00 

Mrs. T. W. Price 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ash 10.00 

Cpl. and Mrs. Durwood Brooks 10.00 

Timothy Brooks 5*60 

MaiT Hoffman ,5'oo 

Mrs. John Comeskey 5. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brooks 5^0 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hague s'oo 

Edna Teets 5 00 

S. Sgt. Beryl Price 5. 00 

R. Thompson 5 00 

Gladys Miller 50 

Rev. R. D. Culver 5.39 

Keith and Douglas Culver 5.00 

A Friend G 00 

Adult Class 27.25 

Children's Department 15 20 

*Iis>: 25.'62 



FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, WINCHESTER, VA. 

Elsie Moglo 10 00 

Pfc. Ru,«soll Fletcher 50(1 

Roda Fletcher lOOn 

Janet Hildebrand 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fox 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Pletc-her 20.00 

Mrs. Lee Smitlr 8 00 

Krs. P. C. Petrie 12,00 

Mrs. Cecil Stultz 40.00 

Mrs. Daiiiy C. Boyer ] 50.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Paul Dick 50.00 

Philip Dick 10.00 

W. O. .Anderson Family 40 00 

Gladys Clark 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Suddith 5 00 

.Sarah M. Faniey 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Coffelt 50 on 

Dr. A. T. Baker 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hilderbrand 1 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Pi-ye .SO. 00 

Kenneth Coffelt 25,00 

Willard Parker 5 00 

.\lice Manuel 10,00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. W, Strawderman 20 00 

Mr, and Mrs. Leonard Mason 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Spillman 20 00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lockhart 10.00 

Nellie Lockhart 5.00 

Mrs. G. T. Garber 5 00 

.Senior C. E 15.00 

Jr. 0. E 5.00 

Mrs. Diek's Class 8.29 

Mrs. Prj-e's Clas 6.05 

Sunday School 30.00 

Adult C. E 20.00 

Misc 36.27 

FIRST BRETHREN, CHURCH, STERLING, OHIO 

Evelyn Amstutz 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. D. R. Amstutz 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Brenneman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bucklew 10.00 

Selma Baunian 15.00 

Bonnie Caves 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beery, Seal and Leah 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Close 12.50 

Mr, En1n Close 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haight 10.00 

Mrs. I. L. Close in memory of her mother. Mi-s. Irvin 12.50 

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hartzler 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Hartzler 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Holliwell , 5.00 

Irene Kneubuehl 10.00 

Mrs. Harold Lehman 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs Ed Moine 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Mark Kalles 25.00 

Mildred Marcoveohio 15.00 

Mr. and Mis. Clyde Rogers 30.00 

Belva M. Shook 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. U. M. Shane 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Steiner 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. C. C. Thomas 20.00 

Curtis and Barry Thomas ' 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Mbine 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Shook 15.00 

Misc 10.00 

FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, GLENDALE, CALIF. 

Mr. and Mrs. Inin W. Ma.stere 500.00 

Flora M. Me.ver 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Matson 5.00 

Raymond and Esther Kirby 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hedrick 25.00 

Rev. George Richardson and Family 10.00 

Mr. r.nd Mre. S. B. Berkey 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barrow 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Knutson 5.00 

Flora G. Hengerer 5.00 

Joanna McKee 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Martin 10.00 

Mrs. Gladys Stiners 15.00 

Marj' Ware 5.00 

H. and E. Whitney 5.00 

1 •. H. Brown 5. 00 

M. and Mrs. Stanley Goodwin 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gates 5.00 

Mis. Henry Richardson 50.00 

.Sunday .School 40.01 

Mise 48,50 

FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, GLENDALE, CALIF. 

(Special gift for Miss Mary Ware) 

Raymond and Esther Kirby 

FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, ALTOONA, PA. 

Jlr. and Jlrs. William F. Walters 10.00 

Mr. and Jlrs. C. W. Miner 5.00 

.lohn S. Sharp 10.00 

Mrs. William Smith 5.00 

Misc 0.25 

TRINITY BRETHREN CHURCH, SEVEN FOUNTAINS, VA. 

Mrs. Lucy Barr 5.00 

Loose Offering 8.50 



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FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Mrs. Helen D. Anderson 

ICvelyn Brabson 

Mrs. Effie B. Burnett 

Sgt. and Mrs. Rusell Carter 

Frances Conner 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Delow 

Mabel E. Donaldson 

Tt. E. Donaldson 

Audrey B. Dooley 

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Dooley 

Tvorraine E. Dyer 

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Dyer 



Na 



Eyle: 



Mis. a. a. Fairall 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Gardner 

Edith Geske 

Mr. ajid Mrs. Brook W. Gilbert . 

Miriam P. Gilbert 

Roy E. Glass Jr 

Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Hale 

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hartman . 
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hedrich . . . 

Mrs. E. Hospelhorn 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Howard . 

George Q. .Tones 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Jones . 

Martha Keller 

Rev. and Mrs. Homer A. Kent . 
Hon 



"Wendell E. Kent 

Kathleen I/elmer 

Mrs. Pearl McCartney .... 
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Manherz 
Mrs. Frances B. May . . . . 
Mrs. Beatrice M. Mehaffie 
Miss Mary A. Merrick . . . . 
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wood 
Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Wiles 

Jr. C. E 



Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Merrick 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Munch 

Mr and Mrs. Ivan B Munch .... 
Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Myers . . . . 
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Newcomer . . . . 
Mr, and Mrs. C. R. Niedomanski 
Mr and Mrs. James N. Parks . . . . 

Mrs. James Quinn 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee S. Raum 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Richter and Family 

Beulah Sami^son 

Mrs. Daisy B. Sampson 

"Mrs. Louella J. Rice 

Katherine Sampson 

Margaret E. Sampson 

Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Saunders . . . . 
Rev, B. N. Schneider and Family 

WeUie V. Short 

Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Simmons . . . 

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith 

"Mr. and Mrs. Fred Spitzer 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tamkin . . . . 

Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Taylor 

Mr. and Mrs. P. M. West 

TV. M. C 

Sunday School 

Primary Dept 

Junior Dept 



25.00 

5.00 
25.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 
50.00 
50.00 

5,00 
45.00 
50.00 
25.00 

6.00 
15.00 
20.00 

6.00 
15.00 
30.00 

5.00 
35.00 
15.00 

5.00 

5.00 
19.00 
10.00 

5,00 
30.00 
20.00 
20,00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 
30.00 
50.00 
20,00 

7.50 
58.00 
50.00 
37.60 

5,00 
20.00 
25.00 
50.00 
20,00 
50,00 
25.00 
30.00 

5.00 
40.00 

5.00 
10.00 
25,00 

5.00 
55.00 
10,00 
15.00 
30,00 

5.00 
150,00 
50,00 
30,00 
100.00 
25.00 
15.00 
12.00 
25,72 
50,00 
10,00 



LA LOMA GRACE BRETHREN CHURCH, MODESTO, CALIF. 

Mr. and Mrs, Robert Boon 20,00 

A Friend 50.00 

Earl Bowman 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E, Bowman 25.00 

Mr, and Mrs, N. T. Buckland 40.00 

Mr. Carl Buckley 10.00 

Maurice Emig 50.00 

A Friend 20.00 

Mr, and Mrs, W. H, Fountain and Boys 7,00 

William Fountain 5.00 

Mr, and Mrs. George Garber 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Grubb 300.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Holgate 100.00 

Mrs. Ida Hunter and Tommy 17,00 

A Friend 25.00 

ReT, and Mrs, Ralph Rambo 75,00 

Mrs. Myrtle Stoner 100.00 

Mr. Ned Stoner 20,00 

Friends and Sunday School 44.40 

FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, COVINGTON, VA. 

Mrs. C. W. Cook 5.00 

Dorothy Craghead 5,00 

Everette Duncan 40,00 

Boy O. Duncan 25,00 

Mr, and Mrs, W. Fridley 5,00 

Charles Gross 25,00 

Mrs. Helmintoller 5.00 

Mrs. Hill . . . . 3.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Leape 10.00 

Mark Martin 17.00 

"Milburn Perdue 3.00 

IVIrs. Nelson Sizemore 5.00 

Mrs. Herbert Terry 5.00 



FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

L. Balderston 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ballantine 10.00 

Ida Banzhaf 5.00 

Miss B. A. Blue S-00 

Clara Boardman 5-00 

Gertrude Bowers 5.00 

Sallie Cassel 5.00 

A. Christiansen 6.00 

Mary Corry 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. David Craig 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Crill !■ ■ ■ ■ 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs, Wayne Croker , .J, . ■ . 5.00 

Mr, and Mrs, C. H, Croker 100.00 

Euth Croker 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eberwein 10.00 

Carolina E, Fry 5,00 

Ellen C. Greaves 5-00 

Mr, and Mrs, Maurice Heam 10.00 

Clara J. Hendky 25,00 

Mr. and Mrs. WilMam Hetrick 5.00 

Madge Hutt S-^O 

Innes Cameron 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. A. V, Kimmell 15.00 

Ella Kimmell 10.00 

Mr, and Mrs, Ed. Lewis 5.00 

Mr, and Mrs, B, M, Liverzey 5,00 

Minna Loesch ' S-.OO 

Mr. and Mrs, E, J, McDowell 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs, William McKeefrey 25,00 

Ida Marsden 5,00 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marshall 20.00 

Mrs. Mary Mills 10.00 

Anna Oliver 5.00 

Bernice Insurglates Ouren 5.00 

Elizabeth Rcichelt 5.00 

Sallie Roberts (deceased) 5.00 

Mrs. J. Russell 5.00 

Ada E. Schwartz 5.00 

Mrs. W. T. Schwartz, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. Jennie Scott 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Seitz 25.00 

Pauline V. Seitz 6.00 

Mrs. Edna Shyer 5.00 

Mrs. Ada Sooubirou 6.00 

Anne and Richard Soubirou 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sumey 20.00 

Kay Walsh 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Fred Walter 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jos Wilson 10.00 

Choir 5.00 

Winiam McKeefrey 15.00 

Intermediate C. E 5.00 

Sr. C. E 25.00 

Jr. W. M. 5.00 

Home Dept 5.00 

Loyal Workers 16.50 

Misc 60.96 

THIRD BRETHREN CHURCH, LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 

J. W. Adams 5,00 

Rev. Paul E. Bauman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Burk 25.00 

Bill Burk 5.00 

Daniel Burk 5.00 

Eay Burk 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dustin Carter 73.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Dorsey 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kell 10.00 

Eev. Albert W. KUewer 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. MeMn McKenzie 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Iwin Moulton 50.00 

Eobert MuBrins 5.00 

Cletus. Mary and George Shipley 34.00 

Misc 16.11 

FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, ELLET, OHIO 

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Casteel 5.00 

Mrs. Earnest Coast 5,00 

Mrs. Mabel Croyte 3.00 

Mrs, Jessie Fasig 3,00 

Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Gingrich 10.00 

Mrs. Zola Hutton 5.00 

Mrs. Martha PhilUppi 2.00 

Mrs. George Pryor 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Quartz 10.00 

Mrs. A. A. Eausch 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Ripple 5.00 

MiB. O. L, Sanderfer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs, W. H, Slichter 5,00 

Mr. and Mrs, Atlee Speicher 5,00 

W. M, C 5.00 

Misc 1.00 

FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, FORT WAYNE, IND. 

Eev. and Mrs. J. Keith Altig 15.00 

Charles N. Agler 25.00 

Mrs. Charles N. -Agler 6.00 

Jackie G. Agler 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Armey 30.00 

Suzette Armey 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. Baxter 27.41 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Byrne 5.00 



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Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Beaver 10.00 

Nora Dudgeon 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Etter 15.00 

Phyllia Elder S.OO 

Mrs. Pearl Ervin 5.00 

Kr. and Mis. James Ervin 5.00 

Mrs. Evans 5.00 

Isobel Fraser 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Homer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kerns 20.00 

Delia Kerns 5.00 

Mrs. Rebecca Kerns 5.00 

Louise Kimmel 10.00 

Geneva Kulm 50.00 

Miriam Ranch 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kas:;er 30.00 

Mr. Charles K. Kelsey 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Lawlor 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Lord 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Mason 111.00 

Harold Mason 20.00 

Betty Mason 5.00 

H. Martz and G. Young g.OO 

Mr. and Mrs. A. McNeal 5.00 

Izorah Myers 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson 10.00 

Mr, and Mrs. Ed Osborn 50.00 

William Osbom 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. G. E. Riesen : . . . 45.00 

Betty .Tean Riesen 10.00 

Mrs. Bertha Stevens 100.00 

Mrs. Frances Sigman 5.00 

Mrs. D. Siebert 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. V. Springer '. 45.00 

5[r. and Mrs. Earl Virts 40.00 

M^'sc 4.00 

Congregation 86 98 

w. M. c ii;oo 

Berean Class 15.00 

Men's Bible Class 15 00 

Adult C. B ; iG^SO 

PIKE BRETHREN CHURCH. MUNDYS CORNER. PA. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nagel 10.00 

Mr. Lewis Nagel 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Roger 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Roger 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Rose 20.00 

Vema Rose 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rose 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Teeter, Jr 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. FYed Walter 15 on 

Mary Jane White 5.00 

Sunday School 5.91 

Willing Workers Class 1.50 

Adult C. E . 10 00 

Jr. C. E 3;00 

High School C. E 2 50 

Sr. W. M. C 5.00 

Fisherman's Club 5.00 

Misc 24.89 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burkhart 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Arthur Carey 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Cunnm^ham 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Diamond 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Diahong 5.00 

Sara Jane Davis 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Davis 5.00 

T. Sgt. Samuel Davis, Jr 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Griffith 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Goughnour 10.00 

Mr. George Kerr 5.00 

Mrs. Ada Kirkpatrick , 15 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kerr 10.00 

Miss Deane La Rue Kerr ' 5 qo 

. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kerr 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Geidy and Family 15.60 

Mrs. Sally Geonard 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jay C. Leatherman 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Miller 10 00 

Elvirda Miller . . . 5 00 

BETHEL BRETHREN CHURCH. OSCEOLA, IND. 

Mr, and Mrs. Boyd Goss .... .5 00 

Mrs. C. E. Hevel 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Balsley [\ 25.00 

Genevieve Doll 5 00 

I. Wesley Miller lo!oO 

Carolyn Crawford 5.00 

Mr. Prank Crawford 10 00 

^r- Gillis 10!00 

Betty Yerger 5 00 

Claude Hoover 5 00 

Doris Folhs [ . . . 30.00 

Mrs. Jack Follis lo!oO 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman J. Scliuniacher 200 00 

Misc 4;oo 

E. Melba Singley, Portls Kansas 







NEWS FROM WOOSTER 

The First Brethren Church of Wooster wovild Uke to 
share with Herald readers some of the many blessings 
which the Lord has seen fit to bestow upon it of late. 

GRACE SEMINARY DAY was observed on Sunday 
February 6th. Prof. John M. Aeby, Instructor in 
Hebrew in the Seminary, was the guest speaker for the 
day. The church was richly blessed by his ministry. 
In the morning service one young lady accepted Christ 
as her personal Saviour and ten Christians publicly 
designated their desire to be baptized by trine immers- 
ion and become members of the church. The total 
offering for the Seminary, apart from a gift to the 
speaker, amounted to something over $260. 

RECORD SUNDAY. The last Sunday of February 
(27th) turned out to be a very special day. There were 
132 present in the morning worship service and 129 
in Bible School, The offering for the day was $213.58. 
In the afternoon ten people were baptized and received 
into the membership of the church. Three people 
united with the church by letter. 

ORGANIZATIONS. The W. M. S. and S. M. M. socie- 
ties in the church are very active. The W. M. C. ladies' 
are using their society as a missionary base right here 
in Wooster by doing house to house visitation and in- 
viting friends in to hear the Gospel. There were 26 
present at the last W. M. C. meeting. The Sisterhood 
girls are also doing their share by taking charge of 
services in the Children's Home, County Home and 
Wooster City Mission. There were 25 girls present at 
the February meeting. 

GOSPEL TEAM WORK. The church is in charge of 
regular services at the Wooster City Mission and the 
Wayne County Home. A gospel team goes to the Mis- 
sion the first Sunday afternoon of each month and to 
the Home the second and fourth Sundays of each 
month. Some new talent has been recently received in- 
to the church which enables us to vary the personnel 
of our teams as well as the programs. 

HOUSE TO HOUSE VISITATION PROGRAM. We are 
in the midst of a visitation program that is proving 
to be the most fruitful enterprise that we have ever 
undertaken. You will recall that our prayer request on 
the Home Mission calendar was on behalf of this very 
project. Someone has been praying! The Lord has 
placed in our hands the most efficient system of reach- 
ing the lost we have yet used. Briefly, the procedure 
is as follows : A small section of the city is mapped off 
for the field of labor. A group of personal workers 
meets every Friday evening and is divided up into 
teams of two and assigned certain streets in the area 
under consideration. It may take from five to ten 
weeks (Friday nights) to cover the terirtory assigned. 
It is more than a census. Cards are filled out giving 
information concerning the homes entered, but a real 
attempt is made to present the plan of salvation in 
each home. Literature explaining the way of salvation 
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in the homes. No home is left untouched. After all the 
homes in the given area have been contacted, then the 
follow-up work begins. A new section of the city is 
not entered until after we have completed the person- 
alized census and the follow-up work in the given terri- 
tory. It is here that the program reveals its greatest 
strength for by the time all the homes have been con- 
tacted, enough time has elapsed to make the follow- 
up calls on the prospective homes come at the right 
time. The follow-up calls are made in the homes that 
have manifested some interest or are not affiliated with 
any church. If any children who are not attending 
Sunday school are found, we get permission from the 
parents to come after them and immediately turn them 
over to our transportation committee. We believe the 
carrying out of this program is responsible for the 
growth of the work. Despite the fact that we have 
neither a radio program nor a fluent and forceful 
speaker in the pulpit, God has seen fit to bless. After 
all, this program is really not ours. We borrowed it 
from Matthew 28:19! It is all wrapped up in that little 
but mighty word, "Go." 

PRAYER REQUEST. We are in need of more room. 
Especially do we need an auditorium that will not only 
take care of present demands, but also the needs of 
the future. Some of our departments are badly in need 
of Sunday-school rooms. Will you please pray with us 
that the Lord shall enable us to accommodate those 
whom He has brought to us? 

John H. Squires, Pastor 

ELLET, OHIO 

Knowing how we enjoy reading of the activities of 
other pastors and churches, I accordingly concluded 
that maybe others might enjoy hearing of ours. Since 
our last writing to the Herald we have been busily 
engaged in the Lord's service. 

During the first two weeks of February we had the 
privilege of conducting an evangelistic campaign in 
the Evangelical Church at Greensburg, Ohio. Rev. 
Harold Etling is the pastor. He and his good wife are 
both graduates of Grace Seminary. The Lord was 
gracious to this church during the special services. 
We want to thank the pastor and members of that 
church for their kindness to us during those two weeks. 

Saturday evening, March 4th, our young people from 
the Ellet Brethren Church and the young people of the 
Greensburg Evangelical Church enjoyed a joint rally 
at the latter church. The Male Quartet from Grace 
Seminary presented an inspiring spiritual program 
which will long be appreciated by all of us who were 
fortunate enough to attend, though the weather was 
very antagonistic to the occasion. Following the pro- 
gram we retired to the church basement to enjoy a 
social hour and refreshments. May the Lord be pleased 
to grant us another such season of refreshing! 

We are now looking forward to a Prophetic Bible Con- 
ference to be conducted in our church by Dr. Louis S. 
Bauman from April 17th through the 19th with the 
20th being given over to the Akron Bible Institute, of 
which the writer has the honor of being dean. We are 
looking forward to this conference with genuine an- 
ticipation. We trust that nearby churches may share 
with us the ministry of this great servant of God and 
renowned authority in the field of prophecy. 

Raymond E. Gingrich 



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"PRAY FOR THOSE IN AUTHORITY" 

We have just received a letter from Dr. Edgar R. 
Mathers, of Lincoln, Nebraska, who is a member of the 
Brethren Church, in which he announces the form- 
ation of: "The Prayer League for Christian Political 
Leadership." Dr. Mathers is Secretary-Treasurer of 
this new organization. 

While we have many organizations on every hand 
for every purpose, there is none which seems to be more 
fitting or appropriate than this one. The association is 
dedicated to intercession before God in behalf of rais- 
ing up a Christian president for our nation, who is 
not addicted to the liquor habit and who is opposed to 
the traffic. It is certain that the liquor traffic has 
been given greater encouragement by our present 
national leadership than at any time in our nation's 
history. Every excess of riot has been running wild in 
this nation as never before. At a time when the na- 
tion's whole preservation is at stake, and the nation 
should be in a position where it could go to God in- 
voking His aid in time of national distress, the present 
state of affairs is little less than tragic. 

It is to meet and overcome this situation that the 
present organization with its high purpose has been 
formed by these Christian patriots. No political organ- 
ization or program is to be formed whatsoever. It is 
solely dedicated to depend upon prayer that God shall 
in the meantime save our nation. 

This prayer league has no dues nor financial obliga- 
tions. There is no request for support or money of any 
kind. These devoted Christian men are trying to meet 
the entire cost of promoting this movement as their 
gift to the cause of Christian leadership for the na- 
tion. All who would like to be enrolled in such a 
group of praying Christians in this nation may do so 
by filling out the form below, and mailing it direct to 
Dr. Edgar R. Mathers, 3338 Mohawk Street, Zone 2, 
Lincoln, Nebraska. It certainly is time that somebody 
began praying for our country and doing it in earnest. 
Signed: R. Paul Miller. 
Tear off here 



Dr. Edgar R. Mathers, 
338 Mohawk, St., 
Lincoln 2, Nebr. 

Please enroll my name as a member of the Prayer 
League for Christian Political Leadership. (It is under- 
stood there are no dues nor financial obligations.) 

Name and Address - 



(Other names sent with this application may also be 
enrolled. Send for additional blanks if needed.) 



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THEOLOGICAL 
SEMINARY 



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Editorials by 
Professor John M. Aeby 



A MEMORIAL ISSUE 

We at the Seminary deem it a privilege to dedicate 
this month's number to the memory of our beloved 
brother in the ministry. Dr. J. C. Beal, who recently 
departed this life to enter the immediate presence of 
our mutual Lord. His pulpit ministry and private testi- 
mony have alike proved to be a benediction in the 
lives of those whom, under God, he touched. Many of 
those who read these lines probably could have written 
tributes had they been asked. We regret that space 
does not permit a wider representation, but we believe 
that those who have written have expressed the feel- 
ings of us all. This much we know: A great servant of 
Christ has gone home. May it please God to raise up 
others to fill the gap which is left in the ranks of the 
faithful ministers of His Word! 

A MAN OF PRAYER 

Throughout the memorial tributes in the following 
pages and in all the spoken tributes which have been 
offered before and since his death, attention has been 
called to the faithful and effective witness which Dr. 
Beal has borne through the years since he came into 
the knowledge of the truth. Those of us who knew 
him know the effect of his understanding and sympa- 
thetic ministry. It is true that God used him to make 
a profound influence in many hearts. However, in the 
light of our personal association with him a number 
of times in the last eight or nine years, we believe that 
Dr. Beal's message to us would be something along the 
line that it was to our little prayer meeting group 
one evening several years ago while the writer was 
pastor at Middlebranch, Ohio. He read the passage in 
the eighth chapter of Romans, in which we find the 
much loved and quoted 28th verse. In the informal 
devotional message which followed, he shared a preci- 
ous chapter out of his own life with us. He said that 
if it hadn't been for this passage and the assurance 
of its truth which the Lord gave him after the death 
of his wife, which left him alone with their two very 
small children, he did not see how he ever could have 
endured. He told how the Lord had endeared Himself 
to him in the hours he spent in His presence. May 
not the explanation of the deep and abiding influence 
of his ministry be that he lived in close and constant 
fellowship with His Lord? 



WITH THEM THAT MOURN 

To Donald Beal and Elizabeth Boppell, the son and 
daughter who feel his loss in a way which none of 
the rest of us can, we extend the comforting grace 
with which we ourselves are comforted of God. Donald 
and his family live in Glenn Ellyn, Illinois. Elizabeth 
is married to Mr. Carl Boppell and they live with their 
three children in Seattle, Washington. Both are read- 
ers of the Herald. We trust that this issue will express 
to them, especially, the appreciation of our brother- 
hood for the ministry of their father. To Elizabeth 
(Betty, as most of us know her), we owe our thanks for 
the copy of the memorial sermon and the facts of her 
father's life and ministry. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 

We want to call attention to the change in schedule 
of the week of graduation as printed in the catalogue. 
All services will be one week later than announced. 

Rev. Norman H. Uphouse, pastor of the North River- 
dale Church of Dayton, Ohio, will deliver the 
Baccalaureate sermon on Friday, May 12th, at 10:30 
A. M. The Commencement Address will be brought by 
Dr. Robert H. Glover, the noted missionary and mis- 
sionary author, at 7:30 P. M. of the same day. Full 
details of the program will be published in a later 
issue. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS AND 
GRACE SEMINARY 

The plan of God from start to finish is one of for- 
eign missions provided by grace, permeated with grace, 
and producing grace. It was grace that provided salva- 
tion for us: election is of grace (Rom. 11:5); the in- 
carnation was of grace (Tit. 2:11); redemption was 
according to grace (Eph. 1:7); this is the dispensation 
of grace (Eph. 3:2); we have access to the throne of 
grace (Heb. 4:16); and we are looking for that grace 
which is to appear at the Revelation of Christ (I Pet. 
1:13). It is grace in the plan of God that permeates 
the entire system: the Lord Jesus is full of grace (John 
1:14); the gospel is the message of grace (Acts 20:24); 
the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of grace (Heb. 10:29) ; and 
our God is the God of all grace (I Pet. 5:12). It is grace 
in the plan of God that produces grace in believers; 
"out of his fullness have we all received, and grace for 
grace" (John 1:16); the grace of God makes us what 
we are in Christ (I Cor. 15:10); his grace is sufficient 
for us (2 Cor 12:9); we are exhorted to grow in grace 
(2 Pet. 3:18); and the ultimate end of Christian life is 
to be the glory of his grace (Eph. 1:6). 

This is the outline of foreign missions, and it is the 
outline of grace. Foreign missions means grace, and 
grace means foreign missions. It would be impossible 
to separate them. And for this reason Grace Seminary 
is vitally interested in foreign missions. Here is the 
place where we are studying the message of the grace 
of God and our whole desire and determination is to 
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Dr. C. J. Boppell 



(Ed. Note: Dr. Boppell, pastor of the West Side Presbyterian Church 
of Seattle, Washington, Is the father-in-law of Dr. Beal's daughter, Elizabeth.) 



Text : "Which labored with me in the gospel . . . 
and other my fellowlaborers, whose names are in 
the book of life" (Phil. 4:3). 

We are met today, as our fellow believers have 
since the day that Christ arose from the dead, in 
the simple rites of a Christian funeral. You have 
heard from Scripture the words of Christian hope, 
confidence and victory in the face of death. It is 
victory we mark today, not defeat. 

As I thought of this service today, the words of 
Philippians 4:3 seemed peculiarly fitting, "which 
labored with me in the gospel." That gospel was 
the strong bond that bound us. Through it we bad 
come to hold our brother in love, in confidence, and 
in strong respect. He was "A man of God," and 
we are better for having known him and richer for 
having heard him ; as only a few weeks ago he dis- 
pensed igospel truth from this very pulpit. 

"Other my fellow laborers." The workers are 
diverse, the task is one. It may seem strange that 
our brother, prominent among the Brethren, 
should be laid aw^ay from a Presbyterian church. 
And yet it seems fitting; his spirit was so broad, his 
Christianity so catholic. We who heard him and 
labored witlh him it; some three Bible conferences 
in this church were never conscious of anything 
in those contacts but of our oneness in Christ. 
Thank God we are "Fellow" laborers, even when 
that word "other" is also used. 

"Whose names are in the book of life." Greater 



even than the fact of labor and service in the 
gospel, is this which is true of Dr. Beal today, 
"Whose name is in the Book of Life." Not because 
of his service ; rather, his service was because of 
this other fact. Remember the words of our 
Saviour to the seventy, "Notwithstanding in this 
rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; 
but rather rejoice, that your names are -written in 
heaven" (Lk. 10:20). I think of an incident in the 
ministry of Dr. Stearns, a Bible teacher of Phila- 
delphia. At the close of one of his rich Bible mes- 
sages, a man .came"up to 'him sayiriig. "Surely God 
will have for you a crown of life !" Dr. Stearns 
continued with Paul's own words, (II Tim. 4.8) 
"And not to me only, but unto all tliem also that 
love his appearing." Our brother "loved His ap- 
pearing" and delighted to teach it. 

Many of us know well tihe quiet self-effacement 
of our brother. He had one aim, to exalt his 
Saviour and Lord. Profuse eulogy was not what 
he would have desired. I am reminded of the 
incident when young' Alexander Duff, himself later 
to become known as a great missionary, on land- 
ing in India, went to see the great pioneer mission- 
ary, William Cary. They talked long about the old 
man's expereinces and minisitry. As young Duff 
arose to go, his hand on the door, ihe heard the 
v^eak voice of Cary call him back, "Mr. Duff, Mr. 
Duff, when I am gone, do not speak of William 
Cary but of William Gary's Saviour !" It is of Dr. 
Beal's Saviour we speak today. Because of Him, 
his name is written in the Book of Life. 



JOHN CALVIN BEAL 



Born — .luly 28, 1870 

Died — January 30. 1944 

Married Pearl Miller April 4, 1901 

Children bom 

Donald S.^August 7. 1900 
Elizabeth G. — May 13, 1909 

Died January 8, 1918 

Taught at .Ashland Colleee 

Received Doctor of Divinity. April 28, 1925 at Ashland, Ohio. 
PASTORATES 
Sunnyside, Wasliington Canton, Ohio 

I,os Angeles. California Fillmore, CaUfomia 

Spokane, Washington Waterloo, Iowa 

Business Manager, Brethren Publishing Company. 

Member of Board of Trustees of Grace Theological Seminary. 

Member of Board of Trustees of Foreign Missionary Society. 

At time .nf his death he was engaged in Bible conference work 
cooperation with the Home Missions Council. 



THE MEMORIAL SERVICE 

Tlmr.sday, Februao' 3. 1044 
West Side Presbyterian Church, Seattle. WashiiiKton. 

Scripture — 1 Corinthians IHrTil-uS 

Prayer — Rev, Hoffmeister 

The Twenty Third Psalm 

Prayer 

Scripture — Philippians 4 

Sermon — Rev. C. J. Boppell 

Service in charge of the Templeton Mortuary 



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(Following is a letter which Rev. Thomas Hammers 
mailed to a number of ministers of the brotherhood 
upon Dr. Real's death. It is printed substantially as 
received.) 

Our beloved brother in Christ, Dr. J. C. Beal, on this 
past Sunday evening at 8 o'clock, departed this life 
to be with Christ his Lord and Master whom he had 
so faithfully served for the greater part of his 73 
years. 

On Monday night, January 17th, he arrived in Tracy 
for what was intended to be a two weeks Bible Con- 
ference. With much liberty in the Lord and great 
clearness of mind, he brought very fine messages on 
Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Thursday he became 
ill, and sometime during that night, suffered a light 
stroke which affected his speech, vision and the mind 
in some measure. 

Practically refusing food from the outset, he weak- 
ened rapidly. Even the administration of glucose on 
three occasions failed to bring about any improve- 
ment. 

About midnight, Wednesday the 26th, he suffered 
a second stroke which completely paralyzed the left 
side. From this time on he failed rapidly. 

At approximately 8 o'clock on Sunday evening, the 
30th. the Lord most graciously took His servant home, 
bringing sweet release from the "temple of clay" in 
which he had served so long. As a good soldier of the 
Cross, he had literally fallen while in line of duty — 
out on the firing line for Christ. With the "summons 
home" coming so soon afterward, God had most graci- 
ously fulfilled the desire f)f his heart that he might 
be able "to preach until the end " and then, "go 
quickly." 

God in his providence made it possible for both his 
son and daughter, Don and Betty, to be with nim in 
the closing days of his illness, for which we are most 
grateful. 

Dr. Beal's passing occurred while he was a guest 
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Clary of Tracy. 
When it became evident that he would require con- 
stant care, efforts were made to find a bed in the hos- 
pitals but none was available. However, God wonder- 
fully provided three nurses, a fine doctor, and every- 
thing necessary to the care and comfort of the patient. 

While we cannot understand many of God's ways, 
we do know that His way is best and that He doeth 
all things well. We thank and praise Him for the won- 
derful grace, and the strength and courage so abund- 
antly supplied when needed. 

On three former occasions. Dr. Beal had ministered 
the Word of God here in Tracy with great profit to 
both the church and community, and had made for 
himself many friends. 

Naturally, we were anticipating a season of great 
blessing under the ministry of Dr. Beal, but God called 
His servant home. And out of this experience, which 
undoubtedly has significance and meaning far deeper 



than we are yet able to understand, the Lord has 
revealed Himself in a manner more powerful than we 
have ever known Him before. Truly Romans 8:28 is a 
promise, the depths of which have never yet been 
sounded. 

Once more we turn to read I Thessalonians 4:13-18, 
I Corinthians 15 and II Corinthians 5, along with so 
many other famihar passages, but now they take on 
new meaning. For someday, SOON, we believe, we shall 
meet again. 

We would hesitate to speak of our loss as individuals 
and as a church in the light of all the joys of our now 
departed brother. Rather we would speak of the 
CHALLENGE which comes to all of us to continue 
faithful in the Lord. 

We extend our deepest sympahty to Don and Betty 
and their loved ones, and know that in Christ and His 
Word they shall find such comfort and solace as they 
will need. 

Yet a little while, brethren, and the Lord will come. 
What a day of rejoicing that will be! 

Most faithfully in Christ, 
Thomas Hammers, pastor. 



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By Louis S. Bauman 

Among the earliest memories of my Christian min- 
istry — which extends back for over fifty years — is the 
face of John C. Beal. 

In the summer of 1901 my wife, my baby boy, Glenn, 
and I, spent three months caring for an Ohio circuit 
of three churches: namely, Ankenytown, North Liberty 
and Buckeye City. During that summer, we were privi- 
leged to become closely acquainted with the Beal fam- 
ily, or families, who formed a goodly part of the 
backbone of the Brethren work in that part of Ohio. 
We do not hesitate to say that, from first-hand knowl- 
edge, a finer family of Brethren never graced the 
Brethren Church. 

However, if memory serves me aright, at that time 
one of the sons, John C. Beal, was teaching in Ashland 
College. At least, I do know that he was one of the 
beloved teachers of the college at an early date. Later 
he gave himself fully to the Christian ministry as' a 
teacher, evangelist, and pastor. 

I knew most about his work as a pastor on the Pacific 
Coast during the days when he shepherded the Second 
Brethren Church of Los Angeles, the Fillmore (Cali- 
fornia) Church, and Sunnyside and Spokane in the 
state of Washington. Everywhere that he served, in 
West or in East, he was held in highest esteem by all 
who knew him — an honor to the church and to the 
Christ whose name he bore. 

As in most lives, sunshine and shadow passed over 
him. I remember well his first wife — and a sweeter, 
Godlier, and more winsome wife and mother never 
blessed the ministry of any man. Moreover, by this 
marriage, God gave him two precious children, who 



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must have been a comfort to him to the day of his 
homegoing. 

After the death of his first wife, he had a bitter 
experience, of which it is best to say little here. We 
do want to bear witness, however, from firsthand 
knowledge, that John C. Beal was a rare husband. His 
patience, kindness and love, under some trying circum- 
stances, revealed a marvelous Christ-like character, 
as all others who know the circumstances would testify, 
we are sure. He bore burdens for which he was in no 
wise responsible, that would have utterly crushed most 
men. Yet, during those trying years he never lost his 
patience, and from his lips we never heard a word of 
complaint. He suffered intensely, and blamed no one 
— a rare character indeed! 

Perhaps we should not have spoken of this, but no 
one can truly knov/ the greatness of the soul of this 
man without this knowledge that I happen to possess. 
How many virtues like this will be brought out in that 
day when our Lord, at the judgment seat of Christ, 
shall make true appraisal of Christian character. 

Let others who have profited from his personal min - 
istry tell that story. All I have to say is that John C. 
Beal, next to his love for Christ, loved the church which 
is His body. For it he would have given, and did give, 
his life. Never did a breath of disloyalty to the cause 
for which the Brethren Church has stood from its be- 
ginning—never did a breath of disloyalty escape from 
his lips. And the reason was because there was no 
such feeling of disloyalty in the great heart of this 
servant of God who recently was "loosed-away-upward 
to be with Christ" — "Whom, having not seen, he loved" 
— to the end. 



By Professor Herman A. Hoyt 

In the providence of God, Dr. J. C. Beal touched my 
life at the time it could be most strongly influenced 
for the ministry. That is now almost seventeen years 
ago. I had finished my high school course, and was 
at the time teaching in a country school, looking for- 
ward to college, but I had no conscious intentions of 
entering the ministry. Looking back over the years, 
I can see how every step of the way was in the hands 
of the Lord, and that He had planned each event for 
that period of my development. He did that when it 
was arranged that Dr. Beal should hold a Bible con- 
ference in my home church in Dallas Center, Iowa. 

This was quite an event in the history of our little 
church. Every afternoon for two weeks, Dr. Beal taught 
the epistle of First John, and in the evening he brought 
prophetic, dispensational, and doctrinal messages cov- 
ering the fundamental truths of the Bible. As I recall 
now, I did not miss any of those messages, afternoon 
or evening, unless perhaps it was one or two due to 
obligations associated with my teaching. He captured 
my attention from the very outset with his messages. 
I had never heard anything like them. At least, up to 



this point in my development I had been unable to 
appreciate fully what I had heard. These messages 
came at the time when I most needed them to settle 
my feet on something solid, to orient my mind in the 
world about, and to direct my course in life to some 
profitable and fruitful end. 

If I were to analyze those messages and select one 
element of truth that did more for me than any other, 
it would be the philosophy or plan of God which he 
so clearly opened to my mind and heart from the 
Scriptures. He carefully and simply directed his hear- 
ers to the conception of this plan in the eternity which 
is past, he traced the realization of this plan in its 
progressive unfolding through history; he pointed out 
the glorious consummation of this plan that lies in the 
future. But he did more than that — he placed the 
Christian in this great plan, pointed out his privileges, 
responsibilities, opportunities, and position with Christ, 
both now and in the future. Apparently, this was the 
thing that I needed most right at this time. The Bible 
took on new meaning for me, and while some weeks 
elapsed before I made my decision for the ministry, 
I know that this ministry of Dr. Beal was a large factor. 

One detail 6f his ministry among us at that time 
contributes to my own ministry today. Upon several 
occasions he referred to Greek words bearing upon 
the subject under discussion. So effectively did he 
excite the interest of a stranger who attended these 
meetings, that this man asked Dr. Beal to recommend 
a Greek lexicon that he might continue his study. And 
Dr. Beal recommended the best, Thayer's Greek-Eng- 
lish Lexicon of the New Testament. The man bought 
it but soon discovered that it was beyond his edu- 
cational attainments, having never studied any Greek. 
Upon discovering that I was going to college the next 
year, this man, a friend of mine, gave this new book 
to me. I have it today in my library, little dreaming 
at that time that it would be such a valuable aid to 
my ministry in the years to come. 

I could not close this little tribute to the ministry 
of Dr. Beal without speaking definitely of his conduct 
in the pulpit and out of it. Truth is powerful, no mat- 
ter where it is, but when it is adorned by the life of the 
believer, it becomes even more so. The kindly and 
gentle spirit with which Dr. Beal ministered the truth 
made it impossible to evade the personal application. 
I carry the memory of those weeks with me to this 
day, and I shall never forget them. There was a frag- 
rance about his ministry and his message that de- 
lighted my soul and enamored me with the calling in 
which J am serving today. Mysteriously, the provi- 
dence of God ordered the steps of Dr. Beal through 
that little town in Iowa, and for this I shall forever be 
thanking our blessed Lord, "who worketh all things 
after the '-ounsel of his own will" (Eph. 1:11). 



Whose soul have I helped today? 

Whose heart have I tried to cheer? 
In the lonely hour, with its flagging power. 

Have I dried one falling tear? 
Have I spoken one helpful word 

In the woe of another's strife? 
Tried one to win from a path of sin, 

Or lead to a higher life? 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Alva J. McClain, President of Grace Theological Seminary 



The home-going of Brother J. C. Beal has taken out 
of this present world one of the finest personal friends 
I have ever had. Our first contact was brought about 
by his coming to assume the pastorate at the Brethren 
Church of Sunnyside, Washington, about the year 1941, 
as I recall. This was the old home church to me, the 
place of my conversion in 1911, and thus Dr. Beal be- 
came the pastor of my father and mother who often 
spoke highly of his kindness. The first sermon I 
preached in the Sunnyside church, in December of 
1914, was at his request. 

Aside from our personal friendship, there was an- 
other strong tie that bound us together. This was his 
part in the fellowship of Grace Theological Seminary 
from its beginning to the day of his departure to be 
with the Lord. Through all the circumstances which 
led to the founding of the school. Brother Beal occupied 
an important place. In the first place, at the urgent 
request of his brethren he gave up a remarkable work 
he was doing at Canton, Ohio, to undertake the diffi- 
cult task of managing the church publishing company 
when it became necessary to subsidize it by the various 
boards of the church. Only those who knew the situa- 
tion can appreciate the contribution made by Brother 
Beal to the Lord's work in that critical hour. 

It was in his home on June 2, 1937, that a group of 
ministers, laymen and students met for a prayer meet- 
ing at ten o'clock at night, to lay before the Lord the 
need which arose out of our church crisis. As the result 
of that spontaneous prayer meeting, the conception of 
Grace Theological Seminary began in the hearts and 
minds of those present. A temporary organization was 
effected that night, and Brother Beal was appointed 
as the first member of a publicity committee to make 
known the facts and need of the hour. He was also a 
member of the first Seminary Board, but voluntarily 
withdrew later with several other men who held na- 
tional church offices, a course of action agreed upon 
because to the very last we had hoped to avoid giving 
any offense which would lead to separatist action. 
This was the only reason Dr. Beal was not on the 
Board for a time. Later he was re-elected, and also 
served as Secretary. During our two years at the Akron 
location, he gave generously of his time when needed 
on the teaching staff. And it should be added that, 
from the very beginning of the Seminary, Brother Beal 
was one of the most generous of the many who have 
given financially to maintain the ministry of the 
school. 

No one could be near Brother Beal for any length of 
time without feeling the profound depth of his Chris- 
tian faith. And this deep faith, it should be said to the 



glory of God, was not something attained easily and 
superficially, as in the case of many. He came to it the 
hard way, after much thought and as the result of a 
personal experience of utter dissatisfaction with the 
"liberal" viewpoint which he had held earlier in life. 
To me, this was one of the finest things about Brother 
Beal. Instead of trying to rationalize these earlier 
views, he frankly and publicly testified that they were 
wrong and courageously turned his back upon them 
forever. Sometimes people wondered at the firmness 
of his Christian faith. Well, he had found by experi- 
ence that the hunger of the soul could not be satisfied 
with anything less than the Bread of Life. This was 
the hidden source of his strength, and the message that 
he preached without wavering until the Lord called 
him home. 

Dr. Beal was an able Bible teacher, as many of our 
ministers and churches could testify. And his ability 
had been recognized even in circles outside our own 
churches. I have been informed recently by the Presi- 
dent of Bryan University that he would have been called 
to teach Bible on the faculty there had he lived until 
this fall. Yet with all his ability, he was humble and 
unassuming, ready always to answer calls to the small 
and more difficult places where he was greatly loved 
and respected by many whose testimony wiU not be 
found in pages' of this memorial issue of the Herald. 
We may forget but God is not unrighteous to forget his 
"work of faith." I had thought more than once in 
recent months that Dr. Beal deserved richly to be the 
next moderator of the Brethren Church, but the Lord 
had something still better in mind for him. 

The years to come, I think, will reveal how profound 
Brother Beal's Influence has been upon some of the 
younger men in our ministry, and also upon many of 
the lay members of our churches. Let me close this 
tribute with a quotation from a letter written by a 
man and wife who had been blessed by the ministry 
of Dr. Beal. They had sent a gift of money to the 
Seminary which they wished to be designated in mem- 
ory of Dr. Beal, and they wrote as follows: 

"We never did really live until Dr. Beal made 
Christ real to us in Bible study and in com- 
panionship and love. To us he was a real 
earthly father, the most noble and patient 
character that ever came into our lives. There 
surely will be stars in his crown that he will 
be surprised to see. What a happy family re- 
union there will be when all those lives he 
touched are gathered home at last. We feel 
Dr. Beal would like our love for him to be 
manifested in this gift to Grace Seminary." 



Ask God to make known His will; and grant you 
grace to be a vessel fit for His use. 

— C. Ralston Smith 



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Lynn Schrock 

(Editor's Note: Lynn is a member of the Grace Brethren Church of 
Waterloo, Iowa, Dr. Beal's last pastorate. 

"I thank my God upon every remembrance" of him. 
This is the attitude of my heart regarding the late 
Dr. Beal as I write these words. Being a member of 
the Waterloo Church, I feel sure that I express not only 
my own feelings but also those of the Brethren to 
whom Dr. Beal last ministered as a pastor. 

We are thankful first of all to God for saving our 
brother and then, in His providence, sending him to 
us to guide our thinking and work for the Lord. Dr. 
Beal's ministry was characterized by his Christian wis- 
dom, love, gentleness and patience. This combination 
of excellencies made him a pastor in whom we could 
confide as our advisor and sympathetic friend. 

I personally thank God because of the way in which 
He used Dr. Beal to enrich my knowledge of the Word 
and thus challenged me to keep on in preparation for 
full-time service. He rejoiced with me in my plans 
to come to Grace Theological Seminary; he officiated 
at my licensure to the Brethren Ministry; and, last 
summer, he showed a vital interest in our marriage 
and service together. 

These are cherished memories and it is with mingled 
emotions that I now think of our brother's passing. 
We sorrow not as others who have no hope, knowing 
that he is in the presence of the Lord whom he loved 
and served. 



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(Ed. Note: Mrs. Kidder Is church correspondent for the First Brethren 
Church of Canton, Ohio and was associated with Dr. Beal in his ministry 
then.) 

Dr. J. C. Beal had a ministry of nearly eight years 
in the First Brethren Church of Canton, Ohio, which 
ended early in 1935. His was pre-eminently a min- 
istry of teaching and soul-winning. His teaching in- 
cluded a week-night and an afternoon Bible Class at 
the church and a downtown class. All were interde- 
nominational, but this one reached a wider field, six- 
teen denominations being represented at one time. 
Many learned for the first time to know the vital 
truths of the Word, and many grew in knowledge until 
they were ready for places of leadership in their re- 
spective churches. 

If there was one thing which Dr. Beal loved better 
than teaching the Word of God, it was the winning of 
men, women and children to the Lord Jesus Christ. 
No distance was too far for him to travel, if at the end 
there was a hungry soul to be fed with the Bread of 
Life. No time was too long if the other person would 
lend an ear to the message. 



Another feature of his ministry stands out as we 
review those days in memory — his ability to set others 
to work. Not just the executive ability which says, "Do 
it," but the gift of mstilling a sense of responsibility 
and a desire to serve. Thus his influence was felt from 
the Cradle Roll Department to the Bible School and 
every organization of the church. 

He labored most abundantly to have his people "walk 
worthy" of their vocation. In this connection, we feel 
that his ministry can be well expressed in the three 
hymns which he loved so well and used to such effect 
in his services: first, there was "Marvelous Grace", — 
all was based there, of course; but equal stress was laid 
upon "Trust and Obey"; and almost invariably the 
service was closed solemnly with "Have Thine Own 
Way, Lord." 

Perhaps the appreciation of the ministry of Dr. Beal 
by the people of Canton Church can best be summed 
up by a young woman's response when the writer asked 
a group for suggestions for this message. She was just 
a little girl when Dr. Beal was pastor, but she spoke 
up at once, "Just say — we loved him." 



LEAN HARD 

Child of My love, lean hard 

And let Me feel the pressure of thy care. 

I know thy burden, child; I shaped it; 

Poised it in My own hand; made no proportion 

In its weight, to thy unaided strength. 

Before I ever laid it on, I said, 

"This burden shall be Mine, not yours; 

So shall I keep my child within the circling arms 

Of Mine own love." Here, lay it down, nor fear 

To impose it on a shoulder which upholds 

The government of worlds. Yet closer come; 

Thou art not near enough; I would embrace thy care. 

So might I feel My child reposing on My heart 

Then loving Me — lean hard! 







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FOREIGN MISSIONS AND GRACE SEMINARY 

(Continued from page 178) 
translate this message into living evangels of grace 
to a benighted, sin-sick world, that in the end, the 
God of all grace may be glorified by those who have 
experienced the Grace of God. To lose sight of this 
goal is to lose everything worthwhile. Outside of this 
ultimate end, there is no real reason why any more 
funds should be raised for Grace Seminary; there is 
no reason why students should any longer seek knowl- 
edge in her halls; there is no reason why professors 
should ponder deeply the pages of Holy Writ or peruse 
the pages of history recording the events in the life of 
the church. It was grace that sent Heaven's Best into 
the world with grace; and from that day to this it has 
been grace that has sent one grace-blessed soul to an- 
other that he might be blessed with grace. Students 
and faculty alike are praying at this Easter-tide that 
the spirit of grace and supplication may rest richly on 
all God's people as the church assembles to worship 
God with her gifts for foreign missions. 



A MONKEY'S VIEWPOINT 

Three monkeys dining once in a coconut tree 

Were discussing some things that they heard true to 

be. 
■'What do you think — Now, listen you two; 
Here monkeys, is something that cannot be true. 

"That humans descend from our noble race! 
Why, it's shocking — a terrible disgrace. 
Whoever heard of a monkey deserting his wife 
Leaving a baby to starve and ruin its life? 

"And have you ever known of a mother monK 
To leave her darling with strangers to bunk? 
Their babies are lianded from one to another 
And some scarecly know the love of a mother. 

"And I've never known a monkey so selfish to be 

As to build a fence around a coconut tree. 

So other monkeys can't get a wee taste 

But would let all the coconuts there go to waste. 

"Why, if I'd put a fence around this coconut tree, 
Starvation would force you to steal from me. 
And here is another thing a monkey won't do; 
Seek a cocktail parlor and get on a srew. 

"Carouse and go on a whoopee disgracing his life 
Then reel madly home and beat up his wife. 
They call this all pleasure and make a big fuss — 
They've descended from something, BUT NOT FROM 
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Under the leadership of the East District Fellowship 
Mission Board, a proposed Brethren Church group held 
their first Sunday School and church services, March 
12, Anthony Wayne Terrace, Baden (Ambridget Penn- 
sylvania. Kenneth Ashman, Secretary of the Board, 
met with the interested folks there, conducting the 
morning Sunday School session and bringing the 
morning message. Mrs. Ashman assisted in the chil- 
dren's class. S. W. Link, member of the Cleveland 
Brethren Church, taught the adult Bible class. Mrs. 
Lester Claycomb, member of the Pike Brethren Church, 
had charge of the children's class. Lester Claycomb, 
also of the Pike Brethren Church, was elected tempor- 
ary treasurer of the group. 33 were present for the 
first services. 19 of them being adults. Please remem- 
ber this wark in prayer. Give us the addresses of other 
nearby Brethren. — East District Fellowship, Mission 
Board, Meyersdale, Pa. 



THE MASTER TOUCHED MY 
HEART-STRINGS 

My soul is filled with music, so rich, so full, so free. 
For Jesus touched my heart-strings, and woke a 

melody; 
How sweetly does it echo and re-echo in my heart, 
Until its walls are fallen, and I give the world a part. 

A fountain overflowing with joy, with mystery; 

This is my heart since Jesus played there His symphony 

To teach me how to love Him and to teach me how to 

live. 
He picked the chords so gently ta teach me how to give. 

I'm singing on His mercy, I'm singing on His love, 
Of sacrifice so holy that brought Him from above; 
He set the music ringing. He awoke my heart one day: 
And now I'll sing His praises forever and for aye. 
The Master touched my heart-strings 

And bade my soul, awake. 
To sing His praises ever; 
I'm singing for His sake. 

— Florence S. Parkhurst. 



A thousand dollar bill was found in a missionary 
offering taken in the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 
N. Y. The giver concealed his identity so well that it is 
not known whether it was given by one of the church 
members or by some stranger who was visiting the 
church that day. 

BRING MORE VISITORS. 



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FOREIGN MISSIONARY NUMBER 



April 1, 1944 



IN THIS ISSUE 

Page 
litorials 186 

the Door Closing? 189 

»es Argentina Really Need? 192 

le Power of the Word of God 194 

lird Youth Concentration 195 

hat It Means to Be a Catholic 196 

, Virgen Del Camino — 197 

hat it Means to Come Out 198 

ir God Can Heal 198 

me Pressing Needs 199 

fth Freedom is Proposed 200 

blister Sees Roman Church 200 

orshiping a Genuine Brick 201 

tters from South America 202 

'reely Ye Have Received" 203 

treat and Effectual" 204 

sady to Send 205 

> the Harvest 207 

m Anyone Beat this Record? 208 

mry "Harry" C. Cassel 209 

It Edge Securities 210 

itive "Dress-Ups" ,-- 211 

iflex Benefits of Missions 213 

it Worth While? 214 

tster Message -- 215 

ister, 1943 At Yaloke 215 

eet Mrs, Barbara Hunter 216 



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Give us the strength of ten 

As we carry this high salvation 
To the waiting mothers of men!" 



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By Dr. Louis S. Bauman, Editor 



This issue of the Brethren Missionary Herald has 
been devoted almost wholly to our South American 
mission field. Keep this issue on file. It will help many 
times those who are directing our local missionary 
societies in preparing the programs for their mission- 
ary meetings, as those meetings may give attention 
to South America. 



We happened to receive a number of the articles in 
this issue too late to be printed in our special pre- 
Easter issue of March 4. We feel that these messages 
from our workers 

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cunning, conscienceless and powerful foe. But, 
"greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the 
world" (I John 4:4). 

OUR COVER FRONT 

The cartoon that vividly and honestly portrays the 
spiritual, moral and material agonies of the masses 
of South America, is used by the courtesy of the Sun- 
day School Times. It is one of those masterpieces of 
cartoon work by Dr. T. J. Pace. Dr. Pace, at the pres- 
ent time, is broken in health and spends most of his 
time in an invalid's chair. Let us earnestly pray for 
the restoration to complete health of this great serv- 
ant o f God. The 



should be read by our 
Brotherhood prior to 
Easter Sunday, so 
that they may real- 
ize that this part of 
our work merits 
their prayers and 
gifts also. 

There is another 
reason why this is- 
sue does not contain 
more articles from 
the pens of our Afri- 
can workers. The 
reason is simply this. 
Either they were 
never written or they 
went to the bottom 
of the seas instead 
of reaching us. Or. 
perhaps they will be 
coming along later 
and will appear in 
later issues. How- 
ever, many times the 
situxtion has been 
reversed and your 
editor has had to 
make up issues 
almost entirely with 
articles and items 
from our African 
field. 

Well, ye Brethren 
penmen in Argen- 
tina, you have done 
a fine job! Keep up 
the good work. You 
deserve more atten- 
tion than you have 
received. You face a 



reconciling 

the worlb 

unto Ibimself 




Church of Jesus 
Christ has never 
known a more 
effective preacher 
than Dr. P a c e — 
preaching through 
these cartoons 
drawn with his pen. 
The editor is the 
proud possessor ot 
one of his widely 
known cartoons, Dr. 
Pace having drawn 
it while sitting here 
in our study. 

"AND MAY IT 
BE SOON" 

On another page 
our readers will find 
an article written 
by Luis S i c c a r d i , 
Laboulaye, A r g e n- 
tina. The' most 
touching thing i n 
this letter is the 
statement of the old 
lady who had always 
been a faithful 
member of the 
Roman Catholic 
Church. When 
Brother S i c c a r d i 
promised that he 
would bring her a 
Testament with 
larger letters so that 
she could read it, she 
said: "All right. And 
may it be soon, be- 
cause my life is 
short." The eternal 



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years are promising them little, unless they can come 
to know "what Christ has done" for them. Therefore, 
we who have the Gospel should give it to them, and 
"may it be soon." 

This incident ought to make an appeal to some- 
one to help us get the auto and trailer that will wend 
its way through the cities and villages carrying the 
news as to "what Christ has done" for all who will 
receive Him. They have a right to know, as well as 
we. 

ROMAN CATHOLICISM BECOMING 
MISSIONARY MINDED 

In Spain and elsewhere, Roman Catholicism is be- 
ginning to concentrate on sending missionaries to 
India. Among all these millions, the number of evan- 
gelical missionaries has fallen to 5,000. Imagine it if 
you can — five missionaries to every 380,000 people! 
However, there are in India 12,800 priests and nuns 
who spend most of their strength in drawing little - 
taught Protestant Christians into the worship of Mary 
and the saints. There are great flocks of illiterate 
Christians in India today as sheep having no shepherd. 
While Protestantism flees, Roman Catholicism is 
arousing itself to capture these masses for Rome. It is 
simply a matter of exchanging the idolatry of Rome 
for the idolatry of India. One is about as good as the 
other. 

EASTER SERVICE ON THE 
U. S. CAFITOL STEPS 

It was Shakespeare who said: 
"The evil that men do, lives after them; 
The good is oft interred with their bones." 

As with the man, so with the nation. It is so easy to 
point to the failures of our public men. Would that it 
were as easy for us to point out also their virtues. We 
now speak of virtue i 

On last Easter, April 25, 1943, at 8:00 A. M. an un- 
usual scene took place on the steps of the United States 
Capitol. It was nothing less than the first Easter Sun- 
rise Service that was ever held on the steps of the 
Capitol. We are told that it almost took an act of 
Congress to obtain the special grant for this service. 
It was broadcast over the National Broadcasting Com- 
pany Blue Network, and the broadcast went round the 
world, so that all our fighting men might hear, through 
the War Department radio facilities. Twenty United 
States senators and congressmen formed the commit- 
tee which sponsored this service. 

Captain Robert D. Workman, Chief of Navy Chap- 
lains, delivered the Easter sermon from the very spot 
on the steps of the Capitol where President Roosevelt 
and all former presidents took their oath of office. 
Glenn Wagner, President of the Washington Bible In- 
stitute, gave the benediction. What a testimony in 
honor of the risen Christ! We might say it was the 
testimony of a nation — a powerful testimony to a dis- 
tracted world. We trust that it may only be the be- 
ginning of annual Easter programs on that spot. Even 
though we might wish that a modernistic world might 
have less to do with the service than it probably would 
have, yet the very fact that a religious service is held 
there on Easter morning cannot help but give testi- 



mony to the fact that Jesus Christ arose from the dead. 
Otherwise, what would it all be about? 

PAPAL ROME AGAIN SHOWS HER TEETH 

The reader is invited to turn to the letters from 
South America and read a paragraph there from the 
pen of Mrs. Ricardo Wagner, together with a wireless 
message that appeared later in two of America's great- 
est newspapers. 

Papal Rome grasps at an entire continent in our 
western hemisphere, and she is demanding all over 
that continent the right to educate the children; and, 
in educating them to enslave them once again with her 
pagan religion. Does it take more than this to reveal 
the true nature of Roman Catholicism, whose cunning 
lying priests in America would have us believe that 
Papal Rome is tolerant? What would have happened 
in America long ago if Protestantism had showed the 
same spirit that Papal Rome shows today? 

You can frame the pope of Rome in with Hirohito, 
Stalin, Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, as the world's 
greatest totalitarian tyrants. The Papal Rome of the 
dark ages is showing definite signs of revival, the world 
over, and beyond all doubt will soon fulfill the proph- 
ecy concerning her in Revelation 17. The Scripture 
cannot be broken, and the "great whore" [Roman 
Catholicism] is about to mount the "beast" [Gentile 
political power, headed up under the antichrist] . Thank 
God, her doom is certain; for, "the ten horns which 
thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, 
and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat 
her flesh, and burn her with fire" (Rev. 17:16). 

In the meantime, let the Brethren Church get 
squarely back of its faithful missionaries who, by the 
grace of God, are standing with their faces to the 
greatest foe that the pure Christian faith has known 
since the days of Christ. It is glorious to know that 
we are counted worthy of God of being enlisted in 
such a battle. Let us not grow discouraged. God is 
still on His throne. 

"BILL" SCHAFFER SAYS— 

"Brother Paul Miller and I have just agreed that you 
must be slipping. When you have to resort to quota- 
tions from our letters to boost Foreign Missions and 
Grace Seminary, it seems as if you are running out of 
original material! And we thought it would never 
come to that! 

"I just received the Easter Offering material, and it 
arrived in splendid shape. The letter really was fine, 
and we pray that it will help stir up the hearts of the 
Bi-ethren to give as they have never given before. 

"And now I'm going to quit before you find some- 
thing in this letter to quote!" 

Well now, that is fine. If that little church down in 
the country east of Berne gives "as they have never 
given before," the Long Beach Church will have to "go 
some" to hold first place in the matter of the Easter 
Offering. 

Thanks, "Bill," for your letter! I am sure that it will 
stir up the hearts of others "to give as they have never 
given before!" 

BOOO 

One of Satan's devices is to drive earnest souls back 
to asking God for what God says has already been done. 

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A TOP RUNG QUALIFICATION FOR 
A GOOD MISSIONARY 

After the editor has fired into the printing office at 
Winona Lake all the copy for this issue of The Herald, 
here comes a letter from Chauncey B. Sheldon, inform- 
ing us that: 

"The Lord has been working and has given 
several instances of His goodness. In the first 
place, we have secured six new tires and tubes 
for the field; four pre-war tires and two syn- 
thetic tires. The permission came through the 
Free French and the government at Wash- 
ington. Yes, we have them here in the base- 
ment, and we praise Him for securing them." 
Well now, the editor is convinced from personal ex- 
perience, and the experience of others here in Cali- 
fornia, that any missionary who can press hard enough 
against the barriers and break through governmental 
red tape and resistance to secure four pre-war tires 
can break through any barriers that be, and get to 
French Equatorial Africa! (We were just about to go 
so far as to say he could break through and get to the 
moon!) Brother Sheldon had better keep an eye on 
those tires. The only safe place to keep them here in 
Southern California would be in some big bank vault. 
An automobile dealer here in Long Beach pointed to 
one the other day when we were in his office, and said: 
"That's pure gold!" (As we recall, he has had the tiie 
from pre-war days.) 

By the way, the editor would like to say, after his 
long years of service upon not only one but several 
different mission boards, that one of the finest qualifi 
cations that any young man can present for mission- 
ary service in his ability to break through barriers. 

Few events in his lifetime impressed the editor more 
than when young Andrew Summers Rowan carried 
President McKinley's message to Garcia. It was in the 
beginning of the Spanish-American War (April, 1898 1. 
Garcia was the Cuban insurgent leader who, with his 
men, was somewhere in the heart of Cuba, back in the 
mountains out of reach by mail or wire. It was imper- 
ative that the Washington Government should get into 
prompt communication with him; but, how? Finally 
McKinley sent for a young American army officer by 
the name of Rowan. He handed him a message, simply 
saying: "Carry that message to Garcia." The young 
man asked no questions, though he might have asked 
a hundred. He simply said: "Aye, aye. Sir," and dis- 
appeared. He landed on the Cuban coast in an open 
boat near Turquino Peak and plunged into the wilder- 
ness. Three weeks later he emerged from the jungle on 
the other side of the island, having made his way on 
foot through a country .swarming with the enemy. He 
found Garcia's camp back in the woded fastnesses and 
delivered the message which he had carried in an oil- 
skin pouch strapped to his breast. 

Elbert Hubbard, the well-known American writer 
and editor, did not lessen the fame of this young man 
when he wrote in The Philistine (March, 1899) : 

"By the Eternal! there is a man whose form 
should be cased in deathless bronze and the 
statue placed in every college of the land. It is 
not book learning young men need, nor in- 
struction about this and that, but of stiffening 
of the vertebrae which will cause them to be 



loyal to a trust ... to do the thing — Carry a 

message to Garcia . . ." 
Well, our Lord has had servants whose loyalty "to 
a trust ... to do the thing" must be placed in the same 
plane with that of Rowan. God told James S. Gribble 
to "carry a message to French Equatorial Africa." The 
mighty Roman Catholic system rose up to protest. A 
French nation, atheistic at heart, raised a barrier with 
a positive "No!" Gribble camped for two years before 
the gate — at Brazzaville. At last that gate gave way. 
Gribble carried his message to the heart of Africa, 
where no Protestant had gone before. Gribble "carried 
a message to Garcia." 

YES, CHILDREN CAN ASK 

The Protestant Voice tells of a minister whose little 
daughter was watching him prepare a sermon. By and 
by she looked up at him with a puzzled look and asked: 
"Daddy, does God tell you what to write?" The min- 
ister replied: "Certainly, my dear." Said the little 
lady: "Then why do you scratch out so much of it?" 
Well, now, that's something the editor has never been 
able to figure out. In the meantime, it is as we have 
often said, children can ask questions that the wisest 
men on earth cannot answer. There's one of them. 
If anyone knows of the answer to that question, let 
the editor hear from him. 

WE HOPE HE DIDN'T 

We recently read of a man who entered a drug store 
one bright Sunday morning and asked change for a 
dime. "Here you are," said the druggist quite pleas- 
antly, "two nickels — and I hope you enjoy the sermon." 
Well, all the editor of this magazine has to say is that 
we differ with the druggist. We hope he didn't enjoy 
the sermon. 

BILLY BECOMES A SOLOMON 

We are told that father criticized the sermon. Mother 
thought the organist made a lot of mistakes. Brother 
didn't like the choir's singing. Auntie grumbled about 
the ventilation. Sister grumbled about the length of 
the service. But, every last one of them shut up when 
little Billy said: "But I think it was a good show for a 
nickel!" You are a little Solomon, Billy. 

ITINERARY OF THE EDITOR AND HIS 
WIFE ON THEIR CONFERENCE TOUR 

The editor and his wife are leaving Long Beach on 
Thur.sday evening, March 16, for a conference tour in 
the East. They expect to return to Long Beach in time 
for their services at 5th and Cherry on May 7. In order 
that our whereabouts may be known to those who may 
desire to reach us at any time, we are printing here 
the itinerary. 

March 27 to April 1: William Jennings Bryan Uni- 
versity, Dayton, Tenn. 

April 2 to 9: Bob Jones College, Cleveland, Tenn. 

April 11 to 16: 3rd Brethren Church, c/o Rev. W. A. 
Steffler, 354 E. Sheldon St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

April 17 to 20: 1st Brethren Church of Ellet, Ohio, 
c/o Rev. R. E. Gingrich, 218 Hawk Ave., Akron 5, Ohio. 

April 21 to 22: Grace Theological Seminary, Winona 
Lake, Ind. 

April 23-30: Evangelical Free Church, c/o Elmer 
Johnson, 920— 4th Ave.. Rockford, 111. 



A^RIL, 1, 1944 



By Rev. Clarence L. Sickel, Rio Cuarto, Argentina , Superintendent of Brethren Missions in Argentina 




This is a vital question indeed, especially for those 
who are interested in making the Gospel of our Lord 
Jesus Christ known to men and women who have never 
come into an experimental, per- 
sonal relationship with the Son 
of God. It is of intense interest 
to us as a church, as a mission- 
ary society, who for years have 
had workers on the field, seeking 
to establish in the hearts of 
these people the knowledge of 
God's eternal salvation for the 
souls of men. It is impossible for 
any missionary-minded Chris- 
tain to remain indifferent. It's 
Clarence L. Sickel impossible for US as a mission- 
ary-minded church to remain indifferent. Material in- 
vestments are secondary. The souls of men, women, 
and children walking in spiritual darkness are of first 
importance. The time will come when all material 
possessions will be destroyed along with the rest of 
earth's dwellings; but, the souls of men will pass out 
of this period, known as time, into the endless ages 
of eternity, to dwell — where? Friends, this is the issue. 
If it is true that the door is closed in Latin America, 
then there is a definite proof of the existence of error. 
Where truth abounds, there is no fear of error. Truth 
gives freedom; error enslaves. Truth creates order, 
error, confusion. Truth produces peace; error, the 
darkness. Where truth abounds, the absence of 
"threats" is noticeable. These contrasts are visible here 
in this land. The religious leaders of the faith of the 
nation as a whole, are fearful of the truth. Why? Our 
Lord Himself revealed the cause, "And this is the con- 
demnation, that light is come into the world, and men 
loved (yes, love) darkness rather than light, because 
their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil 
hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his 
deeds should be reproved" (John 3:19-20). 

lam well aware of the fact that the above statement 
would be seriously questioned by all those who accept 
and follow the Catholic faith. A Catholic priest or a 
well instructed layman will inform you that one is 
doomed for eternity if he is not within the folds of the 
Catholic Church. In her, and in her alone, is salvation. 
She has the truth, is the truth; all else is error, so she 
says She would force all others to bow before her and 
destroy, if possibls, anything and everything that im- 
pedes her progress. With these facts before us, it is not 
difficult to understand the actions of the Catholic 
Church, not only in the past, but even in this 20th 
Century, ever seeking to destroy the testimony to the 
truth, be it through persecution, burning of the Word, 
or using political power to close the doors. 

How about Argentina? Just what is the situation? 
Is the door closing? First of all, we wish to emphasize 
the fact and have it clearly understood, that the door 
is STILL open. It is still our privilege to proclaim the 
unsearchable riches of Christ in this great land under 



the Southern Cross. However, the situation is some- 
what confusing. One experiences, hears and sees so 
many different things, that it is hard to form a con- 
crete estimate. However, it is evident that things are 
changing where evangelical work is concerned. Evan- 
gelical forces are facing difficulties which up to now 
they have never had to experience. There is greater 
activity among the Roman Catholic forces. I use the 
word "forces" for it is not only on the part of the nuns 
and priests, but the laymen and laywomen, as well. 
They have formed a united front, with perhaps this 
very purpose in view, of closing the door. The exact 
situation which is facing us is that we can see the door 
swinging on its hinges. Whether this will lead to its 
rinal closing, time will tell. 

Let me give you a few illustrations that prove this 
statement I have just made. We are hearing more and 
more that foreign missionaries are not a necessity hera 
in this land. We have just closed one of the "hottest" 
campaigns with the Bible coach and tent in the little 
town of Berrotaran. They told us over a loudspeaking 
system just what they thought of us, and in no un- 
certain terms. Insults were at a bargain. In order that 
you may get something of an idea as to what we are 
reading and hearing, we will give you a translation of 
several clippings which have come to hand. One is 
entitled: "FRIENDS, BUT. . .." and reads: "Yes. the 
South American wishes to cooperate with the United 
States for the welfare and prosperity of America, and 
the whole world. With all sincerity we accept the many 
offers of good will which she has made. But with the 
condition that she will respect over all our religious 
beliefs, and will not treat us as a godless nation, send- 
ing us Protestant pastors." — The other carries the 
heading: "ALL AMERICANS." "We are in the begin- 
ning of a new period in history: that of America. It 
demands union of all the Americas to be able to ful- 
fill the delicate mission which the new days demand. 
But this union will be impossible if the Protestants 
continue offending the religious sentiments of our 
population here in the South with the propaganda of 
doctrine contrary to our creed." 

There was published last December in the "La 
Caceta," located in the city of Tucaman, a very inter- 
esting article. Evidently it was a reprint of an order 
sent out to the schools by the Minister of Education, 
in which he set forth that which tlie scholars should 
be taught in commemoration of the 451st year of the 
discovery of America. Naturally, the author of the 
article connected Spain up very strongly with America, 
giving to her the glory of establishing civilization here 
on this continent, exalting at the same time the work 
and influences of the Catholic Church in connection 
with these events. 

In this article, he set forth three predominant facts 
which gave origin to the discovery of America. In one 
of these he wrote: "Consequently, America must real- 
ize her destiny, in the first place within Catholicism, 
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with which she was baptized by Spain in discovering 
and civilizing her. All that is outside Catholicism, is 
not American. Protestantism, which is an antithesis of 
Catholicism, is not American." 

As further proof of what we have already said, "that 
there are those who would close the doors," we will 
give you a gist of an article which appeared in "La 
Vanguardia" last December 11, having as its title: "A 
Dangerous Priest." Having introduced the priest, the 
location of his parish, his manner of seeking to free 
his territory of any religious teachings that were not 
in accordance with his own, the details of the episode 
were given. 

On the evening of November 29, 1943, a group of be- 
lievers were holding a meeting in a tent which they 
had placed on a corner with the purpose of proclaim- 
ing the unsearchable riches of Christ to the people of 
that community. While the minister was expounding 
the Word of God, a group of young people presented 
themselves, accompanied by the priest, who immedi- 
ately began to interrupt the speaker, creating a num- 
ber-one scandal. It might have been interesting to have 
been at the scene, as the priest hit a young man in the 
mouth with his hand, who evidently had tried to get 
the priest to stop his loud talking. No sooner had he 
hit the young believer when the young man's mother 
proved her strength on the would-be-servant of God. 

It was not long until a policeman appeared, who 



established order by taking the priest off to the police 
station, where he was detained for the space of three 
hours. Obtaining his liberty, "Father Julias" swore be- 
fore his faithful followers and others who were present 
that he would seek vengeance on the policeman, and 
also upon the evangelical "heretics." As to the police- 
man, no word has been forthcoming; but, as to the 
"heretics." it will be of interest to know that three 
nights following the episode, three bottles of inflam- 
mable liquid were thrown on the tent, seeking to set 
it afire. Due to the rapid intervention of those pres- 
ent, no damage was done. 

In closing the article, the daily cited a few illustra- 
tions of the priest's tactics in his parish. It seems that 
there existed a playground for the young people and 
children in his community, established by the muni- 
cipality. He requested that the playground be removed 
as the attractions proved to be a hindrance and de- 
creased the membership of a club known as the 
"Anteneo Popular" of which he is the "Alma Mater," 
and his wish was granted. Motion pictures are shown 
in this club every Sunday afternoon, the price of ad- 
mittance being in accordance with the religious fervor 
of the individual. Members who attend Mass once a 
Sunday, 0.40; those who attend two Masses, 0.20; and, 
those who attend three, the entrance fee is gratis. At 
the entrance of the church, tickets are given out to 
check upon those who attend Mass. Suffice to say that 
even many of the Catholics criticize the actions of the 
priest, to say nothing of the Evangelicals. But his 
actions prove what he would do if he had his own way 

Others in other parts of the land have had similar 
experiences, as they have sought to proclaim the 
Gospel message through the tent. In some parts we 
are told, it is impossible to use the tent. So far, we 
have had no difficulty in getting permission from the 
authorities. To the contrary, we have received number- 
one co-operation. Any opposition which has been mani- 
fested, has come from the would-be-servants of God. 
?/iuch could be written of the experience in Berrotaran, 
but we have asked the Wagners to give a report of 
the episode. Friends, the Catholic Church hates the 
Evangelicals — those who preach the Word of God. If 
at any time and anywhere they show kindness to those 
of other faiths, it is because said leaders have not gone 
against the teachings of the Catholic system. 

Since the establishment of this new government here 
in Argentina, another step has been taken that in time 
is going to prove a hardship on the extension of the 
Evangelical faith, and especially to, the children of 
Evangelical parents. We have reference to the decree 
which makes religious Catholic teaching in the schools 
of the land obligatory. It is absolutely necessary that 
all students take this teaching, i.e., if they desire to 
obtain their certificate or diploma. The decree states 
that if a student does not desire to take this teaching, 
he can, upon a written declaration, be excused; but, it 
will mean that he or she can never finish school, as 
it is to be counted as a regular class. You can well 
imagine what this will mean to Evangelical children. 
It is quite evident that it is either a question of obtain- 
ing an education which is recognized by the State, or 
of growing up without one. It is a question of being 
forced to sit under a teaching, as well as a teacher, 
which is contrary to one's ideas and beliefs. Religious 



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teaching has been carried on in many of the Provinces 
for some time, but those who did not wish to be in 
the class could leave freely, and it had no influence 
whatsoever on the grades. But the present situation is 
entirely different. It is just another turn of the nut 
which will have its effect upon the conditions as a 
whole. It is just another manifestation of "force." 

If the door should close, what then? One of the chief 
claims of Rome is that she never changes. That ex- 
pression tells us that what she was during those dark 
and terrible ages for the believers in Christ Jesus, she 
would be today. Space does not permit us to rehearse 
the events of that period in the world's history. How- 
ever, it would be well for all children of God through 
faith in Christ Jesus to read the events of those days. 

Nevertheless, it is not necessary for us to travel back 
so far in history to realize what would happen if Rome 
should close the door in this great land under the 
Southern Cross. Events of our present day show just 
what would happen. What happened when Mussolini 
went into Ethiopia? What has happened and what is 
happening in Spain? Religious freedom is a thing of 
the past. We give you a paragraph from the little 
nifigazine. World Dominion, for the months of Septem- 
ber and October, 1943, written in an article entitled, 
"Spain Today and Tomorrow." 

"Now let us turn to the position of the Evangelical 
Church in Spain. Today it is suffering as never before 
since the days of the Inquisition. Previous articles in 
World Dominion liave stressed the intolerance of the 
Roman Catholic Church in Spain, so there is no need 
to go over the ground again. Since those articles were 
written, there has been little change. The Falange 
leaders have stated publicly that they are pro-Catholic 
and anti-Protestant, with the result that nine-tenths 
of the Evangelical places of worship have been con- 
fiscated or closed, and no meetings, public or private, 
are allowed, except in the few places where the church 
is still open. Practically all foreign missionaries have 
had to leave and cannot return, while two-thirds of 
the Spanish workers have been executed, exiled or im- 
prisoned, and severe persecution is the order of the day 
everywhere. In spite of this, there has been more bless- 
ing than ever before, and some churches have more 
than doubled their membership in the past few years', 
even where meetings are illegal." 

Therefore, the great need of the hour is to sow the 
eternal seed NOW, praying to the Lord of the harvest 
that the door may remain open so that the harvest 
may be gathered in. There are still millions of souls 
in this land who are walking in spiritual darkness. 
True, many of these are very religious and faithful in 
their beliefs, but this is not a basis for the soul's sal- 
vation. The apostle Paul before his conversion was a 
very religious man, but he lacked that one essential 
truth to make him a child of God, the indwelling of 
Christ in the heart. Did not the Ethiopian eunuch 
reveal a very religious nature? Yet when he asked to 
be baptized by Philip, it was necessary for him to 
answer that supreme question: "Believest thou with 
all thine heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?" 
Then there was Cornelius, a devout religious man, but 
it was necessary for Peter to leave Joppa to reveal the 
Lord Jesus unto him, before he could be counted as' one 



of the redeemed. Salvation of the soul does not de- 
pend upon one having a religion or being devout, but 
upon faith in the Lord Jesus Christ: "If any have not 
the spirit of Christ, he is none of His." 

Friends, the challenge comes to us to give these 
people the unadulterated Word of God. What is the 
command of the Lord, but TO SOW? To sow every- 
where and at all times. To withhold the seed is to lose 
the harvest. The DOOR is still open, the field is before 
us, shall we continue to sow the Eternal Seed? 

5000 

A MISSIONARY'S EQUIPMENT 

A life yielded to God and controlled by His Spirit. 
A restful trust in God for the supply of all needs. 
A sympathetic spirit and a willingness to take a lowly 

place. 
Tact in dealing with men and adaptability toward 

circumstances. 
Zeal in service and steadfastness in discouragement. 
Love for communion with God and for the study of 

His Word. 
Some experience and blessing in the Lord's work at 

home. 
A healthy body and vigorous mind. 

— Hudson Taylor. 

—5000 

"KEEP MINUTES— WASTE HOURS" 

Keith L. Brooks, editor of the widely known and most 
excellent little magazine "Prophecy," after reading the 
writeup by Alan S. Pearce in our issue of February 5, 
of a "Meeting of the Long Beach Ministerial Associa- 
tion," -wrote to Brother Pearce as follows: 
"Dear Alan: 

"After readmg your article in the Herald 
about the Long Beach Ministerial meeting, I 
would judge that the Association is one of 
those that keeps minutes and wastes hours. 

"You know, one fellow said a Ministerial As- 
sociation is a group of dignified gentlemen of 
the cloth who acknowledge that singly they 
could do nothing, but who in solemn conclave 
unanimously agree that nothing can be done. 
What did you expect of them?" 
Come, come, Keith! "Thou sayest an undisputed 
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Argentina is a land of shrines and churches, of 
religious ceremony and ritual, of images and crucifixes, 
of reminders of the great love of God as manifested on 
Calvary. Her church bells ring daily, calling the people 
to worship. Her religion, that of Roman Catholicism, 
accepts the Bible as the inspired Word of God, Jesus 
Christ as the Son of God and Saviour of man through 
His death on the cross, and the Holy Spirit as the 
divine Guide and Giver of power to men. Why then 
have Protestant missionaries been coming here dur- 
ing one hundred years to 
preach the Gospel of 
Christ? Why have they 
sacrificially expended 
money and life, enduring 
opposition, misrepresenta- 
tion and even persecution? 
Is there a real need for 
such an enterprise as evan- 
gelical missions in Argen- 
tina? Is the expenditure 
of many thousands of dol- 
lars annually by our own 
denomination and others 
to keep missionaries and 
workers on the field, justi- 
fiable? Does the Roman 
Church give the people a 
saving message? Probably 
there never has been a time 
in the history of missions 
in Latin America when 
questions such as these 
have been so much in the 
minds of people in general. 

A certain Protestant 
newspaper correspondent 
has been writing a series of 
articles appearing in "The 
Buenos Aires Herald" and 
"The Catholic Digest" in 
which he advocates the 
withdrawal of all Protest- 
ant missionaries from this 
and other Latin American 
countries and has recently 
published a book on the 
same subject. He contends 
that missionaries are not 

only unnecessary, but are developing discord, misun- 
derstanding and resentment; that the proselytizing 
activities of missionary organizations in the "southern 
Americas" is not legitimate missionary work; that one 
of the most thorny obstacles to the success of thi? 
"Good Neighbor Policy" is the busy meddling of the 
North American missionaries in the politics and revolu- 
tionary movements in the "southern Americas"; that 
the wliole future of our relationship with the people 



of the "southern Americas" depends on the answer to 
cne simple question: "Are we going to treat them as 
heathen or as good neighbors?" Is this newspaper 
correspondent right when he says: "No more mission- 
aries"? 

It would seem that J. W. White has not only been 
misinformed as to the activities of missionaries in 
these lands, but has missed the vital issue and purpose 
in missionary work. We have reason to believe that 
he, himself, has never known an intimate, personal 
experience with the great 



THE NEGLECTED CONTINENT 

(Tune: "Scatter Seeds of Kindness") 

Brightly o'er our\o.wn fair country 
Shines the blesseoOi^spe! light, 
While a pall of darkneS^cpvers 
South America tonight. 
By a cruel priesthood blinded. 
What knows she of peace and gr 
Clouds of fear and superstition 
Hide from her the Saviour's face. 

— Chorus — 
We're coming with the Gospel, 
We're coming Vv'ith the Gospel — 
esus died and rose for thee! 

tive one, beguiled, deluded, 
pe and liberty are thine; 
rist, the only Mediator 
s thee free by pow'r divjfte; 
s wide open WordJ^ bring thee; 
within its pages 1/es; 
the weary yeara^of bondage, 
Continent, a/fise 

Shall we drearr/of far-off countries, 
O'eAthe watera deep and wide, 
Whife the Spirl softly whispers, 
"Souk are dyijj^ at your side? " 
Chris* of Calvary, forgive us; 
Let our livesuienceforth be spent 
In ser^i£e for^ur Sister — 
The Ne ^ecte(J Continent. 

— Anon 



Christ of the Gospel, and 
therefore cannot possibly 
estimate the need of a land 
that does not know Him. 
Those of us who have had 
that blessed experience 
know that it is only Christ 
who presents the true hope, 
not only for eternal life 
but for the development of 
character, the reformation 
of society, and the stabiliz- 
ing of governments and in- 
ternational relationships. 

Your missionaries have 
lived among these people 
under the Southern Cross, 
have worked side by side 
with many of them, have 
talked heart to heart with 
them, and have felt their 
need. They know full well 
that all over this land, 
down from the mountain- 
sides, up from the fertile 
valleys, through the jungles 
and across the pampas in 
dark South America, they 
wearily wend their way, 
one by one, to that hopeless 
"hope", that place of no- 
where — purgatory — souls 
for whom Christ died — ■ 
Christless. Thei;e IS a vital, 
definite, desperate need for 
the message of the LIVING 
CHRIST, H i s redemptive 
grace. His atoning death. 
His resurrection. His right alone to give pardon and 
peace and pwer. Such a message as this is not to be 
found anywhere in the teachings of the Roman 
Church, unless so obscured by such a mass of cere- 
mony and ritual that her people cannot and do not 
find it. The Roman Catholic Church, with all her 
symbols of the Gospel, has crowded Christ out. Just 
how has she done this? 

She has crowded Him out of her worship. In order 



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to appreciate this, come with me to visit the Cathedral 
of Rio Cuarto on a Christmas eve. We had just finished 
our Christmas program here at the Culto and had had 
the great joy of seeing, as a result of the presentation 
of the Christ the Saviour, seven hands uplifted when 
the invitation to accept Him was given. Then the bells 
of both the Cathedral and the San Franciscan Church 
began to ring calling the faithful to the famous "misa 
de gallo" (Midnight Mass). We had a great urge to see 
for ourselves just what there would be in such a serv- 
ice. So the writer, together with another worker, pulled 
down our sleeves, put on hats, and slipped in through 
the great massive doors at the entrance to the 
Cathedral. We found a corner where we would be less 
conspicuous, and where we had a good view of the 
great auditorium. Worshipers entering, dipped their 
fingers in the holy water beside the door, crossed them- 
selves devoutly and slipped off to kneel before a picture 
of some saint. Down the long depth of the nave stood 
the altar with the cross above it and dozens of candles 
flickering here and there. At either side, the entire 
length of the church, were many pictures and images 
of the Virgin Mary and saints of the church. 

At the stroke of twelve, the service began. Mass 
was said. Priests, richly gowned, stood before the altar. 
Chants in Latin were intoned. There was much burn- 
ing of incense, much turning and twisting on the plat- 
form, much kneeling only to rise before entirely on 
their knees. Bells rang and the worshipers dropped to 
their knees. We found to our surprise that we were 
not the only ones there through curiosity. There were 
a goodly number around us who did not participate. 
Bells rang again and the worshipers rose. There were 
more chants and responses, more ringing of bells and 
kneeling in prayer and the mass was over. We had 
not heard the name of Christ mentioned. The wor- 
shipers departed, dipping their fingers in the holy 
water as they went. Most of them, no doubt, like our- 
selves, had not understood a word of the chants or 
the prayers. They had come to worship — but had they 
worshipped Christ? He was not found in the service so 
far as we could tell; and yet, this was the special ser- 
vice, in commemoration of His birth. We are told 
that this was but a repetition of other services at other 
times. Surely there is naught of saving grace in such 
as that. 

The Roman Catholic Church has crowded Christ out 
of the experience of her followers. There are saints for 
every day of the year, and for every occasion and every 
need. San Roque is called upon for one need, San 
Antonio another; and Santa Lucia or Santa Rosa, for 
others; and so on through the long list, but Christ does 
not fill any special need for anyone at all. 

One who has but recently found Christ, and found 
Him preciously near and satisfying, testifies that she 
never found one crumb of comfort or hope in the Ro- 
man Catholic faith when her two young boys were 
taken from her. She was left disconsolate, though she 
sought through all the means that the church placed 
at her disposal. There was only a desperate ache in 
her heart to do something for her dear ones, languish- 
ing in the flames of purgatory; and she, helpless be- 
cause there was no money to pay the priest, their all 
having been swept away during a long siege of illness. 



But how different is her testimony today, for now she 
and her entire family know the peace of God that 
passes all understanding, having come to know the 
Gospel message. 

At the Lazareto, our contacts are with men and 
women, many of whom have lived for years in Catholic 
institutions where concentrated doses of doctrine and 
ritual are given daily. Yet, with death just around the 
corner, stripped of all help from the church because 
they have no money to pay, they are absolutely terri- 
fied. They haven't even one straw upon which to lean, 
and one after another testify that they know nothing 
of Christ and His power to save, though all their lives 
they have been repeating His name in their formal 
prayers. 

How different the experience of those who know 
Him. They can face even a dark future with a song on 
their lips and in their hearts. Senora D., a mother of 
seven children, is doomed to a plaster cast for the next 
six months, and, after that, has but a faint hope, 
humanly speaking, of not being an invalid all the rest 
of her life. Her husband's hope isn't much brighter 
than her own from a physical standpoint, for he is 
afflicted with lung trouble. They have known the 
Gospel but a short time, and yet as we have sat by her 
bedside in the clinic, during these last few days, we 
have praised the Lord for the power of the Gospel in 
a life. Such quietness and confidence and strength in 
her Lord! We who have gone to give comfort have 
come away comforted. Truly the joy of the Lord is her 
strength since the Gospel has come to her. 

Papal Rome would crowd Christ out of His redemp- 
tive work. She teaches her people that salvation is 
obtamed by baptism into the Catholic faith and that 
good works are of more importance than faith in the 
finished work of Christ, the Redeemer. She exacts 
money, penances and works from her adherents as the 
means by which they may obtain salvation. She 
teaches that God must be appeased by these acts be- 
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"The word of God is quick, and powerful, and 
sharper than any iwoedged sword, piercing even to the 
dividing asunder of soul and spirit" (Heb. 4:12). 

Since colonial days, our people have been groping in 
the darkness of a paganism, in- 

a correctly called "Christianity," 

k bearing the name of Roman 

B Catholicism. This has monopo- 
K lized the conscience and kept the 
/" people in ignorance and super- 
stition. But, happily, a glorious 
. -. day came for Argentines, when 

the cry of "Liberty" and "Eman- 
cipation" was sounded. 

There at the dawn of inde- 
pendence, men of God, bringing 
the precious treasure of the 
Word, came into our country from the Old World. But 
several decades went by before they dared show the 
light that they had brought to guide precious souls, 
that in this country wandered on in the darkness of 
death. At last a group of valiant soldiers of Chrisi 
were raised up to proclaim the message of the Word of 
God, that brings liberty to those enslaved by sin. There 
are always two results from the proclaiming of this 
blessed message: liberty and salvation. 

Our people needed, and still need, spiritual power, 
such as is the Gospel of Christ. Romanism has en- 
slaved our nation, with its ceremonies, rites and merit- 
orious works used to gain the favor of God. It has 
bound intolerable loads on their souls, leaving them 
finally without hope, without security, and in an 
eternal insecurity. Romanism cannot give the security 
of salvation, because she herself is ignorant of the plan 
of salvation. Neither can she free those who groan 
beneath the enslavement of their vices and sins, be- 
cause neither ceremonies nor rites have any power to 
free. '^wX, the Word of God gives freedom from vice and 
sin, and security and salvation to those who believe. 
First, because the Word is quick and powerful and 
sharper than any twoedged sword. And, in the second 
place, because it is the very "power of God." as the 
apostle Paul said many times. His life had been trans- 
formed by this marvelous power, and he himself was 
many times a witnes.s to the changes that it produced 
in the lives of those who obeyed the Gospel. We can 
also testify in the same words as the apostle, because 
our lives have been regenerated, transformed, and have 
found the strength to be victorious in the struggle 
against sin, and to bear the loads of this life with joy. 

That the Gospel is the power of God, is not merely 
theory, but an evident reality. I have seen the effects 
of its power here in my country in many ways. Homes 
that were little more than hell itself have been trans- 
formed into an oasis of peace. Lives that seemed to be 
Satan's own creation have been changed and regen- 
erated in such a way as to fashion living saints. Of 
the many incidents that I might mention to confirm 
this statement, I will give you just one. 



In Huinca Renanco, we have a man who was once 
given to vices, and a constant drinker. It was a com- 
mon thing to see him drunk, sleeping along the road, 
or being taken by some friend back to the little hovel 
that was his home. After many years of such a life, 
he began to show symptoms of being demon-possessed, 
or insane. He was entirely unlearned, not knowing 
how to read or write, and his mind was completely 
wasted away by the effects of drink. 

But one day he heard the glorious message of pardoii 
and salvation — the message that is the power of God 
unto salvation and, there and then, he obtained liberty 
and salvation. Today, he is a living testimony to the 
power of the Gospel. The change in his life was so 
complete, that it was n ot limited t o the moral and 
spiritual alone, but there was a great physical change 
as well. His eyes that were so glittering from the 
effects of drink as to cause fear, today are soft and 
full of love for his neighbor. His lips, once swollen, 
fallen and blackened by wine, today hold a smile for 
everyone. His walk once so uncertain, is today firm 
and steady. His strength has increased to such an 
extent that he can do work that he was before incap- 
able of doing. Formerly his place of meeting was the 
saloon with the rest of the drinkers: now it is the 
temple with the saints of God. Formerly he invited his 
friends to a glass of wine ; now he invites them to hear 
the Word of God. This conversion is marvelous. 

We have seen the power of God manifested in the 
Argentine not only directly and individually, but ex- 
tending over all our people. The power that it wields 
over the moral life is spreading slowly over the masses 
of the people. The influence is such as to attract the 
attention of the older men and women who have been 
observant. They call attention to the notable changes 
that have come about in public institutions during the 
last 30 or 40 years. Even the Roman Church, which 
along with her clergy, has lived for centuries in indol- 
ence in the midst of diversions and worldly pleasures, 
has had to raise her moral level and go to work to 
propagate her belief. 

Today, beneath r,he pressure of evangelical doctrines 
being taken up move and more by the people, Roman- 
ists are displaying unlimited activity. They have or- 
ganized women's societies, sisterhoods, young people's 
meetings, and they even have tents and autos equipped 
with loud speaking systems. They give out tracts, and 
are even starting to read portions of the Gospels to the 
people in Spanish — a thing that was absolutely un- 
heard of in years past. 

If evangelical work does not progress as much in this 
country as it does in other fields of missionary effort, 
it is due to this factor and another, that the Roman 
church has the financial and moral backing of the 
State. This is especially true under the present gov- 
ernment which favors the Roman clergy, and has given 
them all kinds of privileges, even recently making into 
law the teaching of the Roman Catholic religion in the 
schools. Roman paganism is the official religion and 



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the popular one; and, though the majority of the 
people recognize that it is false, nevertheless they sub- 
mit to it, and go on being deceived. But with it all 
there are always some who are thirsting for the truth, 
and who seek the water of life. This is what en- 
courages us to go on proclaiming the message of the 
Word of God — because there are souls saved and freed 
by the Word of God. 

We, who have come to know the power of the Gospel 
here, wiU never be able to cease to thank God for our 
brethren in other parts who have sent us the precious 
gift of the Word of God. 



in Laboulaye (Argentina) October 12, 1943. Translated 
from Heraldo EvangeUco Arg-entino, a magazine pub- 
lished by our mission in Argentina, by 
Miss Johanna Nielsen. 

Sustained and guided by the Holy Spirit, we began 
the sessions of the Third Youth Concentration at the 
beginning of a beautiful day, when even nature seemed 
to render homage to God. We had with us the friendly 
'oice of representatives from all our churches; and, 
also, a delegation of Baptist young people from Rufino. 

The program was carried out as scheduled, beginning 
with the hymn, "Nuestra Patria para Cristo ("Our 
Country for Christ"), followed by greetings 
by the local president, Jesus Nunez, and re- 
sponses by the visitors. After a fine mess- 
age by Brother Clarence L. Sickel, we did 
the honors to some succulent barbecued 
lambs. 

In the afternoon, after a trip to the coun- 
try, services were continued with messages 
by Miss Garcia of Rufino, Ruben Reina of 
Rio Cuarto, and Pastor Gamarra of Huinca 
Renanco, interspersed with special numbers 
of song and poem. 

In the evening, after a happy fraternal 
supper — "lovefeast" — where Mrs. Siccardi 
and her helpers shone, we had the final 
meeting, with messages by young Gallo of 
Huinca Renanco, and Pastor Rolla of 
Rufino. 

We wish to express our appreciation to 
Brother Ricardo Wagner, Brother and Sister 
Hill McConaghy, Ruben Reina and Miss 
Debanne, who had charge of the music of 
the Conference. 



DOES ARGENTINA REALLY NEED THE 
MISSIONARY MESSAGE? 

(Continued from page 193 i 
fore He can forgive sins, though she knows full well 
that the Scripture says, "By grace are ye saved through 
faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God." 
She thus belittles the great work of redemption 
wrought by our Lord. Moreover, she asserts that no 
one can be saved apart from Mary. 

The Roman Catholic Church crowds Christ out of 
her prayers. Mary is placed above Christ as an inter- 
cessor and the prayers are directed exclusively to her 
and to numerous saints. In many public places 
throughout these lands the very words of Christ are 
placed in the mouth of the Virgin Mary. On a tablet 
beside the door of a certain Jesuit Church, are found 
the words: "Come to Mary, all ye who are laden with 
works and weary beneath the weight of your sins, and 
she will succor you." 

The Roman Catholic Church would crowd out, not 
only the Christ, hut His Word as well. It is true that 
she accepts the Bible as the inspired Word of God, but 
teaches that the Bible must be accepted only in-so-far 
as it agrees with the teaching of the Roman Church- 
that is, the pope and bishops of Rome. In other words, 
the all-important thing is that Romanists should be- 
lieve the teaching of the Roman Church. 

Surely these are reasons sufficient to convince of 
the absolute need for including men and women of 
Argentina in the number of those who NEED the 
message of the evangelical Christian Church. 



"The hungry millions wait 
The coming of the light 
That maketh all things new. 
Christ also waits. 
But men are slow and late; 
Have we done all we could? 
Have I? Have you?" 




The only 
Answer: 



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What it MeaHl to- Be a GatUalic lit A^tfeHtina 



By Domingo Reina, Rio Cuarto, Argentina 




Only those who have once lived beneath the yoke of 
Roman Catholicism, and then, by the grace of God 
have been brought into the light and liberty of salvation 
through Christ, can fully realize Just what it means 
to be a Roman Catholic. Happy the man who lives in a 
land where the Gospel is recog- 
nized as the power of God unto 
salvation to everyone that be- 
lieveth, and the Word of God is 
given away freely. Sad indeed is 
the condition of those whose 
only hope for salvation lies with- 
in the teachings of the Roman 
Church. 

The great majority of the 
people in this land are blinded 
Domingo Reina ^^ *° ^hc teachings and practices 

of the church. This is true even 
among the educated. But even those who realize that 
many things which are taught and practiced cannot 
be from God, follow on because they have been taught 
that they must obey the priest and the church without 
question, no matter how absurd it may seem, leaving 
all the responsibility with her. It is considered a sin 
to doubt the teachings of the church or to ask why. 

The church demands and places special emphasis on 
the keeping of several sacraments, teaching that 
Christ Himself appointed them. Those who keep them 
are called faithful Catholics, though they may be min- 
isters of the devil in their business, in their lives, and 
on the street. By the keeping of these seven sacra- 
ments, favor is obtained of God. Outside the church, 
no such favor can in any way be obtained, according 
to her teaching. 

These sacraments, which must be kept in order to 
be numbered among the faithful, are: 

First, baptism that is administered to children when 
they are eight days old, by sprinkling. From that day 
on, the child is an integral part of the church; she, 
having the power within herself to make him a Chris- 
tian. Those who do not receive this rite are called 
atheists, Jews, Masons, or Protestants, all of which 
the average person uses as terms of insult for those 
who do not believe as they do, having very little or no 
knowledge of what the words really mean. Some 
Catholics believe that until a child is baptized it is little 
more than an animal, and therefore should be baptized 
just as soon as possible after birth. If it dies un- 
baptized it goes btraight to Limbo, a place similar to 
Purgatory, prepared especially for children — a place 
of perpetual darkness. 

The second Sacrament is Confirmation, which a 
child receives generally at twelve years of age, and by 
which he receives the Holy Spirit. 

The third Sacrament is the Holy Communion. This 
cannot be partaken of until confession of sin is made 
to the priest. Here, it is extremely difficult to hold the 
children of parents who are not Evangelical, after they 



reach the age to take Communion. They are so in- 
fluenced by their Catholic friends and by Catholic 
workers, sometimes through fear and other times 
through bribes, as in the case of girls who are promised 
the long white dress similar to that of a bride, and in 
which they take their first Communion. This is a great 
event in a young girl's life, to wear such a costume and 
be seen on one of the great feast days or a Sunday 
when there is always a church full of people. So they 
are easily won over and thus we lose them from our 
Sunday Schools. 

Others are ridiculed and still others made to believe 
that not to participate would be committing a sin 
which the church cannot forgive, especially if they 
continue to attend the Culto Evangelica, and so they 
follow in the wake of the crowd. She teaches that the 
Holy Communion, which our Lord instituted as a me- 
morial of His death, is a true sacrifice for sins; that 
the sacrifice of the Mass and the sacrifice of calvary 
are one and the same. The worshiper takes the bread 
only, as the priest withholds the cup and the wine. 
Only the priest himself partakes of both wine and the 
bread each day of the week, with the exception of Fri- 
day, when he celebrates Mass. 

There is also the Sacrament of Penitence. This is the 
obligation that the priests place upon the confessor, or 
that one takes upon himself because of a stricken con- 
science or some vow that he has made, thinking that 
in so doing he will be earning greater favors or grace 
from God. 

Throughout this land there are multitudes of special 
saints, each in a special sanctuary. Some of them have 
special fame because of the miracles that they are 
supposed to have performed. Each year great feasts 
are held in these places. Pilgrims come from far and 
near to fulfill some special promise that they have 
made. Perhaps so;ne member of the family has been 
ill; and, though they have probably called in the 
doctor, yet at the same time they have made a promise 
to pay a certain saint in a certain place money or other 
articles of value, and that the sick one is to take it if 
he recovers. Some of them walk barefoot for miles in 
fulfillment of the promise, not because they might not 
ride but because the walking gives them added merit. 
We have seen this with our own eyes many times, and 
have seen them arrive at the sanctuary in a sorry con- 
dition. The church grounds at such a time present a 
good representation of Vanity Fair, and not a place of 
spiritual rest and meditation. We have known others 
to kiss the steps at the entrance of the church, where 
so many have entered before them. All of this the 
church permits, and even in many cases incites its 
people to do, making them believe that thus they will 
be more pleasing to God. The promises that are most 
pleasing to the church are those to be paid in jewelry 
or money, or that mortify the body. 

Every good Catholic must be ready to fulfill the fifth 
Sacrament — that of Extreme Unction, which is given 
(Continued on page 197) 



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jUa ^4Ax^e4€ jbel Gamina 



(The Virgin of the Way) 




The above pictu 



of La Virgen Del Camino was published 
we remember correctly, is the leading news- 
We print below that newspaper's comment 



(Note 
in the Nacio 
paper of Bu 
on this image. 

Mrs. Sici<ei says: "The picture was Interesting to me as being 
suggestive of the position that Christ and iVlary each occupy in the 
minds and lives of this people. She, strong and powerful: and Christ 
a weakling, unable to do anything for Himself. She, able to bear 
the burdens of others, even Christ's; and He unable to help anyone. 
That sounds like sacrilege, but it is practiced dally and hourly all 
around us.") 

^'You that pass by the way, behold if there is suffering 
that compares with mine." 

It was in Vellilla de la Reina, in a humble village 
near the city of Leon. One afternoon during the month 
of July, 1503, a humble shepherd (the legend even 
mentions his name — Alvar Simon Fernandez) was 
watching his flocks in the field when all at once he 
noticed the appearance of a suffering madonna, carry- 
ing the divine Redeemer in her arms. Unable to move 
or speak, the shepherd contemplated the scene, and, 
kneeling, prayed with religious fervor at the foot of the 
Virgin. 

"Go to the city," she said to him, "and tell the bishop 
that he must place my image in this place, by com- 
mand of my Son, and for the good of the inhabitants 
of the earth." 

The shepherd fulfilled her command; and, when the 
prelate and others came to the spot, they found the 
image just as it had first appeared. In that very place 
they built a hermitage a little later, which through the 
adhesion of the believers, was soon converted into a 
real sanctuary. Ever since that time, the Spanish 
people worship the Dolorosa de Velilla, under the name 
of the "Virgin of the Way," with increasing devotion. 



Mothers come from all parts of Spain to the sanctu- 
ary to kneel at her feet and to commend their children 
to her, imploring her protection over them through all 
the difficult and distressing ways of life. 

On October 5, 1935, a congregation of the "Virgin of 
the Way" was founded in Buenos Aires and, from that 
date on, she has been worshipped in the Church of 
the Most Holy Trinity. Two years ago, a hermitage was 
built midway between Buenos Aires and Mar de Plata, 
just a few kilometers from the city of Dolores. 

Caravans of travelers come to this spot, renewing 
their homage and tribute to her. The image is also 
engraved at the foot of the mast on Avenue General 
Paz, as a symbol of protection that encourages the be- 
lieving traveler and keeps alive the religious tradi- 
tion. — The Nacion — Buneos Aires, Argentina. 

5000 

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A ROMAN CATHOLIC 

(Continued from page 196) 
when death is approaching, from which the person re- 
ceives spiritual help and even physical strength when 
this is necessary for his salvation. We have known of 
cases when the priest has astutely taken advantage of 
the weakened condition of his victim, in forcing him 
to sign a note, paying so much money in order to have 
entrance into heaven. Many times the priest has little 
difficulty afterwards, for the family gladly pays what 
is supposed to have been the last wish of the departed 
one. 

In the sacred order is the Sacrament of the investi- 
ture of the priest, giving him an exalted position. 
Though he is, humbly speaking, as any other man, to 
the eye of faith he must be superior to the angels. In 
this way they try to make all men subject to the priest, 
in order to have complete dominion over all, especially 
the women; for, gaining them, then they generally 
have dominion over the home. Winning over the rich 
women of the town, they have won all, because through 
them they hold the others under. We who have gone 
through the towns with the Bible Coach know the 
slavery that exists, under the fear of doing this or that, 
or because of some society Catholic lady or man — for 
tear that their child won't be allowed to pass the grade, 
or that employment will be taken away, etc. 

The seventh Sacrament is that of Marriage. Any- 
one who is not married by the Catholic Church is said 
to be living in a state of moral sin, and their marriage 
is null and void. 

The church teaches five other Precepts that must be 
kept, but in reality there are but few persons who keep 
them. They are: attend Mass each Sunday and on feast 
days; keep the days of Lent (that is, not to eat meat 
during the days that it is prohibited) ; confess to the 
priest at least once a year; commune at Easter; pay 
the tithes according to the custom; do not celebrate a 
wedding during the period from the fourth Sunday 
before Christmas until Christmas, and during the 
period from Lent to Easter. Many people do not under- 
stand all of this; but, in so far as they can, each one 
keeps the Sacraments as well as the Precepts. 

And with all of this, no one in the Roman Church 

can be sure that he is receiving a valid sacrament, as 

the "validity" of the sacrament depends entirely on the 

"intention" of the officiating priest. As one of the 

(Continued on page 203) 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



What U Meaii.1 to- Game Out a/ Catkoiicllfn Inta the JdlCflU 

By Louis Siccardi, Laboulaye, Argentina 



Our experience is that of I Thessalonians 1:7-10; and 
it is, in truth, marvelous! We, who formerly lived 
under the banner of a false Christianity, and thought 
that those who sought to give us the truth were false, 
can understand today, in the Ught of the Gospel, our 
former condition. Uncertainty, doubt, and spiritual 
blindness were our portion and our eternal ruin. We 
give thanks to God for the Gospel, which is the power 
of God to save and regenerate. We thank God for 
those who through faith and love threw themselves 
into the struggle to reach us for Christ, and for you 
who bore them up with such magnanimous liberality. 

I have the privilege of being one of your represen- 
tatives and would assure you that the work is difficult 
from many standpoints, but it is worth the price we 
pay. It gives us real satisfaction to see in the evange- 
listic campaigns with the tent how hundreds hear the 
Gospel and learn that we are not what the religious 
lenders of the official Argentine Church have repre- 
sented us to be. Though it is true that they use all the 
arms at their disposal in a democratic government, 
nevertheless we are able to make an opening in their 
strongholds. 

Perhaps it would interest you to know that they 
warn the people not to attend our meetings, because 
we not only teach heretical doctrine but we are "spies 
of foreign powers" — fifth columnists sent to prepare 
the way for future invasions by the governments that 
pay us. Not long ago, I read the following from a 
Catholic periodical: "They say that we should unite as 
good neighbors, forming a common front with other 
democratic nations. This is all well and good but with 
one condition, and that is that they do not send us 
any more Protestant missionaries, and do not consider 
us as unbelievers." In this way, they would make us 
seem to be wolves in sheep's clothing and messengers 
not of Christ, but of Roosevelt, Churchill and others. 

Just what the true panorama of our country is, in 
spite of such boastful Christianity, is ably presented 
by an incident that occurred one night in the tent with 
a drunken man. He tried to break up the meeting, and 
while I was giving a series of slides, he interrupted me, 
calling out: "Where is the cross? Where is the cross? 
You aren't a Christian because you don't have the 
?ross"— referring, of course, to the crucifix. I asked 
him if he considered himself a Christian, since he was 
wearing a crucifix. He answered that he was, to which 
I replied: "Then you do Christ very little honor with 
your drunkenness." He then became very angry, and 
in the presence of 300 people said: "I am a Catholic, 
but I am not a Christian." I answered him that that 
was exactly what I had supposed. 

And that, my brethren, is the exact condition of 
thousands and millions in these lands. They are Ro- 
man Catholics, but they are not Christians. They wear 
symbols, medallions, crucifixes, but live lives entirely 
foreign to the life of God. They use the cross more, not 
as a symbol that they take up in following the Lord, 
but as a symbol of torture, to criticize, ridicule and 



persecute those who do take up the cross daily to fol- 
low Him in His service. I am sure that if the Roman 
Church had today the facilities that she had of old, 
she would persecute by blood and fire all those who do 
not commune with her; for she has not changed in 
spirit, only in appearance. 

Nevertheless, there are among the many Catholics 
some sincere ones, who try to fulfill all the ceremonies 
that the church demands and, even with all that, are 
ignorant of the true basis of salvation. They have lost 
their bearings — are confused and downhearted. 

An old lady, a faithful member of the Roman 
(Continued on page 201) 



OUR GOD CAN HEAL 

"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, 
believing, ye shall receive" (Matt. 21:22). 

We wish to thank our brethren in Christ who, from 
the beginning of our little daughter Mirtha's illness, 
have prayed for her. 
It will be a great satis- 
faction to you to know 
that once more, in his 
infinite mercy, God 
has heard and ans- 
wered prayer. 

Since this was one 
of the most serious 
cases of infantile par- 
alysis on record here, 
according to the doc- 
tors; and, since by the 
confession of the doc- 
tor himself, "Science 
is powerless Ln these 
cases," we conclude 
that only God could 
have wrought the 
work. Though we had 
a doctor who did all 
he knew, and worked 
conscienti o u s 1 y , we 
know the glory be- 
longs to our Heavenly 
Elder and Mrs. Louis Siccardi Father. Unitedly we 
placed this difficult case in the hands of Him who can 
do all things, relying on James 5:14, 15 and Mark 6: 13; 
and, we can say that except for the right arm which 
is still a little numb, she is back to normal. This is 
five months, when similar cases have required years, 
or have not responded to treatment at all, thus con- 
firming the marvelous power of the grace and mercy of 
our God to those who believe on Him. We assure you 
that your prayers have reached the Throne of Grace 
and received their answer. 

So we repeat our thanks to you, and ask that you 
pray for the doctor who attends Mirtha, that he may 
be reached by God's graces and become a son of God 
also." — Louis and Herminia Siccardi. 




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The Wagner family, 1943 



Some Pressing Needs 

By Mrs. Ricardo E. Wagner, Almafuerte, Argentina 

Another Easter season is fast 
approaching and once again our 
attention is turned in a very 
special way to the particular 
needs of mission fields. To one 
actively engaged in mission work, 
these needs stand out as the 
stars of a midnight sky in multi- 
tude. It is my desire, however, 
to present only those few which 
have been a special burden upon 
my heart during the past 
months. 

Without doubt one of the most 
urgent needs of this field is that 
of reaching our precious chil- 
dren. From time to time and 
from various sources I receive reports of the 
progress of Child Evangelism at home and, in- 
variably, there comes to my mind the sharp contrast 
that exists between what we call "sister nations." My 
heart aches for the multitudes of innocent children all 
around us before whose feet every possible obstacle is 
being placed to the end that they shall never come to 
a saving knowledge of our Lord and Saviour. Work 
with children has always been difficult here. Parents 
and teachers alike have worked upon the imagination 
and credulity of the children to make them believe the 
wildest of tales about us and these children, thus 
taught, have become the fanatical instruments to 
ridicule, and even attack the persons of the children 
who do come to our various services. 

As time goes on, the public school is becoming the 
biggest problem in our work with children, although 
the degree of difficulty encountered depends somewhat 
upon the individual teachers. In one of the schools in 
Almafuerte the situation has become so acute that it 
has almost gotten to be a matter of choosing between 
an ordinary grammer school education and the Lord. 
For a number of years the doctrine teachers have had 
the liberty to teach Roman Catholic doctrine in all 
provincial schools once a week, ilere the majority of 
the regular teachers have cooperated in trying to 
oblige the children to take these studies, and finally 
take the communion and become affiliated with the 
Roman Catholic Church. Little children are taught 
that if they come to our Sunday School the devil will 
come to them at night and a lot of other things along 
the same line. Older children are threatened that they 
will not be passed to the next grade if found guilty 
of attending our services; and in some cases these 
threats have been partially carried out, in spite of the 
fact that such action is against the present laws. For- 
tunately, not all teachers in the country act like that, 
so the problem is not the same in all places. 

This coming school year will very likely present even 
greater difficulties. Roman Catholic doctrine has be- 
come a part of the regular .school curriculum in both 
provincial and national schools. As I understand, 
women teachers will no longer do the teaching, but the 
priests themselves are to have charge of the classes. 



There is a clause saying that children whose parents 
request that they be excused on the ground of being 
of other religious convictions shall be put into a separ- 
ate class and be taught moral law. But even so, it will 
not be difficult for you to imagine how unpleasant life 
can become for our boys and girls whenever the teach- 
ers choose to make it so. And if such a situation is 
facing the children who are already in our Sunday 
School, it can readily be understood how extremely 
difficult it will be to reach other children for the Lord. 

More or less the same situation exists in the hos- 
pitals. Not long ago one of our Sunday School girls 
had to be sent to the children's hospital in Cordoba. 
The doctor warned her mother beforehand that she 
should not attempt to resist the nuns, for if she did, 
the child would probably not be given any attention. 
Not long ago a believer in Rio Cuarto was taken to the 
hospital for an operation. Immediately the nun in 
charge (the nuns practically have control in all public 
hospitals) began working on her to have a priest come 
and take her confession, etc. 

Finally the day came when the doctor pronounced 
her in condition to undergo the operation, but the nun 
refused to give her consent. The doctor pleaded, but 
one and another pretext was put up: the woman was 
not ready, there was no room in the ward to which 
she should be taken afterward, remedies and bandages 
were lacking, etc., etc. At last the sick woman got out 
of bed and said, "Let's go, doctor! I have no fear 
whatsoever of the operation, and we can go to the 
men's ward and I can be operated on there." 

The nun was astounded at the fearlessness of the 
patient, but further difficulties had been prepared. 
The person in charge of the men's ward began with 
objections, but finally consented and the operation was 
successfully performed. In both of these cases, as in 
many others which might be mentioned, the Lord 
undertook for His own. We who have learned to trust 
the Lord know that He will not fail us. However, to 
those who do not know Him, such experiences seem 
very hard, indeed. The price seems too great to pay, 
and they are discouraged before they have fairly be- 
gun to have any interest in our message. 

Many of you are probably wondering just what you 
can do about it. My answer is that you can pray. Funds 
are undeniably necessary to carry on our work, most 
especially so when private schools and private medical 
attention become almost a necessity, not only for our- 
selves, but also for all of our believers. 

Certainly we are most grateful for your unselfish 
contributions. Nevertheless, it is our firm conviction 
that the need of the hour is fervent, intercessory 
prayer — the kind of prayer that changes things. Pray 
for your missionaries and other workers. We are real- 
izing as never before that we "wrestle not against flesh 
and blood, but against principalities, against powers, 
against the rulers of the darkness of this world." Very 
special guidance is needed in facing each new problem. 
Pray for your Argentine brethren who in the face of 
such difficulties might easily become discouraged. They 
also need to be awakened to their responsibilities, both 
in the matter of prayer and in the support of the work. 
And do pray unceasingly and earnestly for the boys 
and girls of the land. 



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FIFTH FREEDOM IS PROPOSED 

BY EDITOR OF CHRISTIAN 

CONSERVATIVE 



WASHINGTON, D. C: Recom- 
mendation of a "fifth freedom" to 
make the post-war world "safe for 
the cause of total evangelization" 
has been made by Dr. Dan Gilbert, 
Editor of the Christian Conservat- 
ive. 

Dr. Gilbert, in making the sug- 
gestion, declared, "The 'four free- 
doms' include the guarantee of 're- 
ligious liberty.' But mere liberty to 
worship God 'according to one's own 
conscience' is not enough. The 
heathen needs the Word of God. His 
own conscience is an inadequate 
religious guide. 

"A 'fifth freedom' should provide, 
'Missionaries and evangrelists of all 
faiths shall be safeguarded in full 
freedom to travel and operate in all 
parts of the world.' " 

The recommendation of the "fifth 
freedom" was prompted by publica- 
tion of plans by some leaders to 
create "spheres of religious influ- 
ence" or "monopoly" when the war 
is over. According to this program, 
nations now Protestant would be 
kept that way, nations now Catholic 
would be "frozen in Catholicism, ' 
nations now Mohammedan would 
be frozen in that status. 

Evangelization from the "outside" 
would be prohibited. Already, seven 
of ten leading nations in South 
America have taken steps to dis- 
courage missionaries of Protestant- 
ism from working in their midst. 
A movement is underway to put 
obstacles in the way of "outside 
evangelists," seeking to take the 
Gospel into any part of South 
America that is' declared to be "pre- 
dominantly Catholic." 

The argument in favor of this 
scheme is that "outside evange- 
lists" spread ill-will and "stir up 
the people," thus "endangering the 
good neighbor policy." If the ma- 
jority or "ruling party" in a nation 
belongs to one faith, it is contended 
that "outsiders" have no right to 



come in and upset the "religious 
monopoly" in power. 

The advocates of this policy claim 
that no issue of religious liberty is 
involved. They say that they do not 
wish to deprive anyone of "freedom 
of conscience," but they do seek to 
keep "outsiders" from coming in to 
"agitate" on behalf of a "new 
faith." 

Because of this misuse of the 
term "freedom of religion," it is 
important that the post-war world 
shall be dominated by a clear-cut, 
plainly-stated principle that mis- 




SOUTH AMEBICA. 



sionaries and evangelists shall not 
be hampered or hindered. 

In proposing the "fifth freedom," 
Dr. Gilbert said, "The most preci- 
ous thing to any believer is the 
opportunity to tell others of Jesus 
and His Redeeming Love. Freedom 
to evangelize the world is one of 
the main things we are fighting for. 

"It is desirable that this whole 
matter be clarified, lest we lose in 
the post-war world the very things 
that Christians are contending for 
now upon the field of battle." 



MINISTER SEES ROMAN 
CHURCH AND FEDERAL 
COUNCIL AS DANGERS 

Lutheran Terms Them as "Ecclesi- 
astical Imperialism" 

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Leb. 25— 
(RNS) — The Roman Catholic 
Church and the Federal Council of 
Churches (Protestant) were de- 
scribed here by Dr. T. F. Gullixson, 
president of Luther Theological 
Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., as "two 
great ecclesiastical imperialisms 
which the Lutheran Church will 
have to face in the postwar era." 

Dr. Gullixson is also a commis- 
sioner to the National Lutheran 
Council and a first vice-president 
of the Norwegian Lutheran Church 
in America. 

Addressing a conference of Nor- 
wegian Lutheran clergymen from 
Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, 
the Lutheran official declared that 
Catholics will strive to "dominate 
both ends of the western hemi- 
sphere" and that the Federal Coun- 
cil of Churches will attempt to 
bring all religious groups into a 
union of "conglomerate religion," a 
"religion which has been reduced to 
a common denominator." 

He charged that some Lutheran 
pastors already have experienced 
aifficulties in carrying on their 
church work because of an attempt 
by the P'ederal Council to "control'' 
certain religious fields, and pre- 
dicted that Lutherans will have in- 
creasing difficulty in the years 
ahead to keep from compromising 
their Christian principles and po- 
sitions. — The Protestant 'Voice. 

5000 ■ 

CENSORSHIP 

In South America I am not 
bothered by Roman Catholic propa- 
ganda, but when I come to the 
United States it simply gets my 
goat. . . Censorship does not trouble 
me in South America, but I am 
afraid of the censors here. Here .'s 
where the big fight for religious 
freedom is to be waged. — Dr. George 
P. Howard. 



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WORSHIPING A GENUINE BRICK 
FROM PALESTINE 

By Rev. Charles Lukesh, American-European Fellowship Mission in 
Czechoslovakia (Written for The Brethren Missionary Herald.) 



"100 DAYS FOR EACH 
ASPIRATION"! 



The outstanding difference be- 
tween real Christianity and all else 
is manifested in the position ac- 
corded to God. The more God is 
put in the background and other 
things in the foreground, the more 
lieathenish the manifestations in 
the practice. Not what is claimed, 
but what really constitutes the re- 
ligion in practice, is what tells. 

The Roman Catholic Church cer- 
tainly has gone the limit of putting- 
God aside, all pretentions notwith- 
standing. Especially the monas- 
teries vie each other in the effort 
to get some trick that will appeal to 
the foolishly credulous, misguided 
and cheated people. The fame, or 
rather infamy, of each monastery 
consists in putting over some trick 
that will draw the people — and the 
money — to enrich the coffers of the 
monastery. 

In Prague, Bohemia, is the so- 
called "Lorreta monastery." The 
name is derived from a small village 
in northern Italy. In the courtyard 
of Prague monastery stands an in- 
teresting building, richly decorated 
with stone carvings, representing 
scenes from the life of Christ on 
this earth. But the important part 
of the works is a small brick house 
inside of the decorated one, which 
merely forms a cover or protection 
for the house inside. This small 
brick house is claimed to be the 
imitation of the house of Joseph 
and Mary in Nazareth, where they 
raised the child Jesus. They claim 
that the original house of Mary has 
been transferred by angels, carry- 
ing the same over land and sea 
from Palestine to the village of 
Lorreta in northern Italy, in 1920. 
The day or hour is not given. 

The Roman Catholics are ex- 
pected simply to believe what the 



infallible church presents before 
them, not questioning nor reason- 
ing. When the church says so, that 
is sufficient proof to the faithful 
ones. But, to make the hoax appear 
m.ore important, they claim that in 
that imitation house in Prague they 
have actually one genuine brick 
from Palestine house, thus making 
the whole house just the same as 
the original. And, by giving the 
whole cheat an appearance of seri- 
ousness by prescribed ceremonies 
and festivities of religious char- 
acter, the "faithful ones" are coaxed 
and actually flock there to worship 
that genuine "BRICK"; or, if you 
will, the whole house. What else ' 
would they go there for? What else 
is the thing built for, and why else 
does the monastery, with the per- 
mission and connivance of the 
highest church authorities, cele- 
brate each year special feast days 
and ceremonies in honor of the 
brick house? 

To enhance the surrounding 
monastery and give color to the 
whole, a set of chimes has been in- 
stalled in the main church tower, 
and one of the monks has as his 
sole duty to play the chimes every 
hour. Annually, on a set day in the 
church calendar, is the pilgrimage 
day to this particular church and 
the brick house. There can be no 
doubt that the church is fully 
aware of and sponsors the whole to- 
do. The gold decorating the main 
church of that monastery is the 
eloquent token of how well the busi- 
ness pays, though the real season of 
the open house is very short. Of 
course, it is open to the visitors at 
any time, but the "harvest of the 
coin" is especially on the annivers- 
ary day. 

No wonder that, the Almighty 
foreseeing this deception and fake, 

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'OBfeBBeb att tbeg ffjaf mourn, for 
f6eEB(3aff6ecomforfcb." 

St. Matt. y. 4 



My Jesus have mercy on the soul of 

SfneepI? A. Slpgruroalb 

Died February 12, 192S. Age 44 years 

O GENTLEST Heart of Jesus, ever pres- 
ent in the Blessed Sacrament, ever con- 
sumed with burning love for poor coptive 
souls in Purgatory, have mercy on the soul of 
Thy depaitf d servant Be not severe in Thy 
judgment, but let some drops of Thy Precious 
Blood tall upon the devouring fltmes, and do 
Thou O Merciful Saviour, send Thy angels 
to conduct Thy depa^rted servant to a place of 
refreshment, light and peace. Amen. 

May the souls of all the faithful, departed 
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. 
Amen. 

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord ! And 
let perpetual light shine upon them. Sacred 
Heart of Jesus, have mercy upon them. 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for them. 
St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray 
for tham. 

—100 Jays for Mc* asulrallan 



The above Is a fascimile of 
the editor some years ago in tl- 
ington, D. C. This card was sei 
of the deceased, requesting the 



a card given to 
e city of Wash- 
t to the friends 
to pray that he 



would not have to remain in Purgatory too long — 
"In pain beyond ali earthly pains 
Favorites of Jesus; there they lie, 
Letting the fire purge out their stains. 
And worshipping God's purity." 
The reader will note that at the bottom of the 
card is printed, "100 days for each aspiration," 
all of which means that every time a good 
Catholic friend would pray the printed prayer,, 
the one departed would have 100 days less to 
spend In Purgatory before being conducted by the 
angels "to a place of refreshment, light and peace." 
In the name of all that is within the iimlts of 
reason, can anyone suppose that this sort of a 
religion is born of faith in the Word of God? It 
is paganism, pure and simple — the paganism whose 
priests hold their victims in awful terror. Imagine, 
if you can, what a relief must come to a soul 
whose mind has been delivered from the terror 
of loolting forward to a few thousand years in 
"the devouring flames" of Purgatory! 



cheating the credulous of the true 
conception of the real presence of 
God, has made the second com- 
mandment so emphatic. But what 
does that matter to the Roman 
Church? Their members (and, sorry 
to say, even most of the Protest- 
ants) do not know that the Roman 
Catholic Church has stricken out 
the second commandment of God 
completely; and, by dividing the 
tenth one, and switching the third 
in the place of the second, and so 
forth, they make it appear as if 
they have ten commandments. They 
say that God made the second com- 
mandment to be a part of the first 
one. Why dent they keep it in 
what it clearly says, whether the 
first or second? 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




L€TmS. 
FROM 

^ SOUTH AMERICA 



HILL MACONAGHY has written under date of 
February 7, as follows: 

"We are glad to hear that there are some prospects 
of new missionaries for this field. . . . From various 
sources we have received news that there are some 
candidates for this field. Well, there is certainly a 
great need here for all the workers that the brethren 
can send us. There are more than one hundred towns 
in our present district that have no Gospel testimony 
whatsoever. Those of us here cannot possibly reach all 
these places. ... We have had four tent campaigns up 
to the present. All of these have been very profitable. 
Two towns, new ones, have been thus opened to the 
Gospel. Also, we can say that these campaigns have 
been exciting since we have again felt the opposition 
of the enemy of souls. It was my privilege to help in 
two of these campaigns. They were wonderful experi- 
ences for me. The first one which we held during the 
month of November resulted in over sixty manifesta- 
tions. ... In the other campaign we helped the Wagner 
family in a town that has been ever since the work was 
opened eight years ago a hard town. The believers 
there have suffered all kinds of persecution. Well, we 
had every class of opposition this time. But we praise 
the Lord that at least eleven souls were brought out of 
darkness into His marvelous light. You will be inter- 
ested to know the climax of all the opposition of the 
Catholics. We had to return home Sunday a week ago 
to take care of the work here, so Brother Reina went 
over to help Wagner. Then on January 31, the Catholic 
Action cut the lights and stoned the tent with the 
people inside. Brother Wagner wrote me about it, say- 
ing that the stones were large enough to kill a grown 
person. We praise the Lord that no one was injured. 
The meetings are continuing and we are praying for 
victory and for souls to be redeemed. Much could be 
written about that campaign. . . . Really things are 
happening here in this field. The Lord is working, and 
naturally the Devil is getting stirred up. Pray much 
for the work, the workers, and the believers. We are on 
the eve of great things for Christ but there are many 
adversaries." 



MRS. RICARDO WAGNER wrote from Almafuerte, 
Argentina, on November 18, 1943, as follows: 

"While we are on the subject of schools, I 
might say that that is presenting one of the 
biggest problems that we have in our work. It 
is not so hard to get little children into the 
Sunday School, but once they get into the 
public schools, it is almost impossible to hold 
them because of the pressure that is brought 
to bear upon them by the teachers themselves. 
They work upon the children and get them to 
despise and make fun of those few who do 
come to our Sunday School, and they also scold 
and ridicule the Sunday School children in the 
class rooms. 

"A survey of our Sunday School roll reveals 
that only a very few of our children are in 
public school. Not long ago a new girl began 
to come, but it was not long until she sent 
word to me to please excuse her, that she 
would not be able to come any more until after 
school is out, because her teacher is insisting 
that she prepare to take the first Communion. 
Most of the children who come here are either 
tiny tots, or else too poor to go to school. (They 
have to provide all of their own school ma- 
terials, as well as uniforms, in this country.) 

"Awhile back we were getting persistent 
rumors to the effect that this coming year 
Catholic doctrine is to be an obligatory part of 
the public school curriculum. There is a strong 
undercurrent of feeling against this, so it is 
hard to tell just how things will be by the time 
another school year begins. In the meantime, 
it does not cease to be a great burden upon my 
heart and mind. Having three children of my 
own who are of school age, I think I can pretty 
well feel the problem that our Christian 
mothers are facing, and I cannot feel that 
finding a solution for my own problem only is 
enough (that would not be so difficult) ; some- 
thing ought to be done to solve the problem 
for the others as well. Oh, I do plead with you 
who believe in prayer that you do not cease to 
pray for our precious Argentine children." 

It is to be noted that Mrs. Wagner wrote on Novem- 
ber 18th. On January 1st the following Wireless mess- 
age to the New York Times and to the Chicago Tribune 
revealed that the fears of Mrs. Wagner were only too 
well founded. The wireless stated: 

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jan. 1.— A decree, issued 
yesterday, makes the teaching of the Catholic religion 
compulsory in all primary, secondary and some other 
schools. Only those pupils will be excepted whose par- 
ents belong to other religions and ask them to be ex- 
cused. They will be given "moral instruction" instead. 

Religious teachers will be appointed by the govern- 
ment but these must have the approval of the eccles- 
iastical authorities. Textbooks will be similarly 
selected by common consent. 



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"Rio Cuarto, January 19, 1944 

"Dr. L. S. Bauman 

Secretary of the Foreign Missionary Society 

of the Brethren Church 

Dear Brother in Christ: 

I have the pleasure of writing you, as secretary of 
the Women's Missionary Council of the Rio Cuarto 
Brethren Church; and, in the name of my sisters in 
Christ, salute you; and at the same time enclose an 
order for 79 pesos Argentine, which represents the 
offerings we have been laying aside during 1943 for 
our little part in the great missionary work in Africa. 
Yours in Him, 
(Signed) Margarita P. de Waicekausky." 

Mrs. Sickel, in sending the picture and the letter, 
together with the offering, makes the following com- 
ment: 

"The above is a translation of a letter handed to 
me to be translated and sent on to you. . . As the 
letter indicates, our women are making their first 
offering for the African work. I am not quite sure 
about it being the first sent in from here, for I have a 
rather hazy notion that in the days before the battle 
was on here, and while Johanna was here, that the Rio 
Cuarto women made an offering to that work. Johanna 
would know. [We distinctly recall that these good 
sisters, a number of years ago, sent in their "first of- 
fering" for African missions. Miss Nielsen also con- 
firms this.] At any rate, it would be the first for most 
of the women. . . It isn't much, and seems even less 
when converted into dollars, but we hope that it is the 
beginning of greater things. 

"We have been studying the African field for about 
a year, and the women are much interested. This has 
been given in addition to two other monthly offerings, 
for the regular work, and for the Lazareto. Altogether 



the offerings have been very good, for times are hard 
here, prices high and wages low. 

"I am enclosing a picture of a part of the women. I 
am sorry that it isn't representative of the entire 
group. The day I should have taken the picture, I 
didn't have a kodak; and the day I had to make it, 
in order to have the picture to send with this, the 
weather, illnesses and various things were against us, 
and just exactly half of the women were there. . . . 

"We are preparing for our annual Conference, and 
it looks as though we would have a great one this year, 
with an attendance double that of last year. Just now 
our problem is to find room to house them." 



WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A ROMAN CATHOLIC 

(Continued from page 197) 

Cardinals has written: "No one can be certain, with 
the certainty of faith, that he receives a true sacra- 
m.ent, because the sacrament cannot be valid without 
the intention of the minister; and no one can see an- 
other's intention." 

The Roman Catholic does not know the Bible, and 
is even prohibited to read it. All they know about it, 
for the most part, is to hear what the priest reads from 
the Gospels when he is officiating at Mass. (But, since 
it is in Latin, he does not understand one word when 
it is read.) 

The average Catholic in these lands is carried away 
by his religion to the grade of superstition that would 
astound you. He is afraid of everything, believing that 
first one thing then another will bring misfortune. If 
they sweep the floor at night, they won't have good 
iuck; neither will they have luck when they turn a 
chair around on one leg, or open an umbrella in the 
house. If an owl passes over the house it is a bad omen. 
If a dog cries, it means the death of some loved one. 
One must not travel on Friday nor marry on Tuesday. 

The Roman Catholic is idolatrous. For each day he 
has a saint; and for each thing, other saints. The girls 
have San Antonio to find them a fiance. The sick have 
Santa Lucia. For certain diseases there is San Roque. 
If a storm comes up, they turn to Santa Barbara. But 
above all and over all they have the Virgin Mary, whom 



The Women's Missionary Council at 
Rio Cuarto, Argentina. These good 
sisters sent along an offering for the 
African General Fund, and thus they 
are passing along the blessings that 
they themselves ha»e received. Here 
is a copy of the letter that accomp- 
anied the offering: 




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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



^^Qn^iat and C^2ctuuU'' 

By J. Paul Dowdy 

These words from I Cor. 16:9 convey to us the apostle 
Paul's appreciation of a certain mission field which 
the Lord had opened to him. When Paul had con- 
sidered this particular opening for the Gospel, he real- 
ized that it was more than just an ordinary opportun- 
ity. Therefore, he made his plans with a view to tak- 
ing full advantage of this "great door and effectual" 
which was opened to his ministry. 

It is our sincere conviction that just such a great 
and effectual door has been opened to the Brethren 
Church in South America. This becomes apparent 
when we recognize the fact that the entire continent 
constitutes a proper and needy field for missionary 
endeavor. Having a field of service in South America 
gives the Brethren Church a part in a truly great task 
— the evangelization of a continent. 

Dr. Glover, in his book World Wide Missions, reminds 
us of the fact that in most of the Latin-American 
nations the population is predominantly Indian. They 
are Latin only in the sense that the governments and 
big business are run by Latins. Dr. Glover says also 
that in Argentina this situation is reversed, and the 
majority of the population is made up of white people 
from the various countries of Europe. 

Is it not evident, therefore, that among all the Latin- 
American lands, God has given the Brethren Church 
a very special field in which to work? Argentina, in 
certain respects at least, is more advanced, more fully 
developed, and more prosperous than other Latin- 
American countries. Its population, being predomin- 
antly white, and possessing a considerable degree of 
culture, has certain important advantages not to be 
found in the populations of other countries of that 
continent, at least to any great extent. 

Our part then, in the great program of evangeliz- 
ation of Latin- America, is unique in that God has given 
us a work among people who are capable of becoming 
missionaries themselves. They, in turn, can take the 
Gospel to unevangelized sections of South America. 
The South American preacher of the Gospel is perhaps 
better qualified to work among his own people than 
are the missionarie.s from foreign countries. After all, 
the great task of evangelizing that continent must de- 
pend in great part upon the work of the people who 
live there. 

Surely God wants us to take this matter seriously. 
He has opened to us a great and effectual door of 
opportunity. But before its greatest possibilities can 
be realized, we must have a sufficient force of mission- 
aries on our Argentine field to be able, not only to 
win souls, but also to teach and prepare Argentine be- 
lievers for the work of the ministry. We must help 
them to recognize their responsibility, to get the mis- 
sionary vision, and to desire to go out and preach the 
grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to those who do not 
know Him. 

It is hoped that no one may feel that this is impos- 
sible, thinking that the Argentine believers are in- 
capable of doing the aggressive work of the missionary. 
The fact is, there is at least one denominational mis- 



sion in Argentina of which the local congregations 
have sent out missionaries to other parts of South 
America. We believe that with an adequate training 
program our congregations in Argentina can be taught 
to do the same thing. 

It is our sincere desire that we, as Brethren, may 
come to appreciate the unlimited possibilities of this 
Argentine field of service which the Lord has com- 
mitted to us. 

5000 

A LONG BEACH LAYMAN SEES AFRICA 

AND THEN 

EXPRESSES HIMSELF TO HIS WIFE 

Our own good Brother, William ("Bill") Coplin, now 
in the service of his country, is "somewhere in Africa" 
looking into the black faces of the children of the sun, 
who, for the most part, populate that great continent. 
"Bill" is one of the most faithful, active, and beloved 
members, himself a deacon, of the First Brethren 
Church of Long Beach. He was a recent president of 
our church Brotherhood. "Bill" has a good logical mind 
and is one of these fellows who is able to think for 
himself. Here is something for every reader of this 
Herald to read before Easter. It is all the more telling 
because it was not written to the pastor nor to the 
editor of this missionary magazine. It was written in 
a private letter to his wife and she has passed it on to 
us. He did not intend it for publication; therefore it 
is unbiased. Now listen: 

"This is a very interesting spot. I would like 
to give you my first impressions of this place, 
but time and space forbid. I have heard mis- 
sionaries tell 01 their experiences in this part 
of the world, but never thought I would ever 
have the privilege of coming and seeing for 
myself. I had liberty yesterday evening and 
had a chance to see the people I had heard 
about. It is really a touching situation. When 
missionaries give themselves to come here and 
work among these people, believe me they are 
giving up something. I'm thankful that you 
and I have been missionary-minded for years. 
When I get back home and tell you of the de- 
plorable condition, I'm sure we will be more 
willing to give to those who have made the 
greater saci'ifice to tell the old story to those 
who need it." 
Reader, are you also missionary minded? Then prove 
it on Easter Sunday. 



SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT 
HOME BLESSINGS 

The FOUNDATION of the home is Love, Gentleness. 
The SUCCESS of the home is daily Bible Reading.— 

Joshua 1. 
The BEAUTY of the home is Order. 
The GREATNESS of the home is Humility, Meekness. 
The GLORY of the home is Hospitality. 
The STRENGTH of the home is Unity, Yieldingness. 
The BLESSING of the home is Contentment. 
The HAPPINESS of the home is Fellowship, One Mind. 
The STABILITY of the home is Faith and Obedience. 
The CROWN of the home is Godliness. 
The STEADFASTNESS of the home is the Strength of 

the Nation. — Foreign Free Tract Depot, Long 



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Ready To Send 

BLOOD GUILTINESS 

By R. I. Humberd Pastor of McKee, Pa. 

Brethren Church 

"What can take this blood off my hands?" cried 
Macbeth in one of Shakespeares plays. 

Answer — "Nothing but the blood of Jesus." 

"What can keep their blood off my hands?" cries 
every member of the Brethren Church, as he contem- 
plates the souls of Africa and South America; for in- 
deed it is written that if thou speakest not "to warn 
the wicked from his wicked way, — the same wicked 
man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I rc- 
tiuire at thine hand" (Ezekiel 3:18). 

What fearful words are these and to what sorrov.'s 
they may point, I do not know; but, "if thou warn the 
wicked, and he turn not — he shall die in his iniquity; 
but thou hast delivered thy soul" (Vs. 19). 

Thus the answer to our second question is a lar^e 
foreign mission offering, sincerely given. 

Verily, the question is not, "What will God do with 
the heathen who have never heard?" but, "What will 
God do with the Christian who has never sent?" 

And now, Brethren, "Abide in him; that, when He 
shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be 
ashamed before Him at His coming" (I John 2;28). 

5000 

ALL OUT FOR CHRIST 

By James S. Cook, Pastor, 1st Brethren Church, 
Dallas Center, Iowa 

The First Brethren Church of 
Dallas Center, Iowa, with its pas- 
tor, wishes to say, we are ready 
to send forth every available for- 
eign missionary possible, armed 
with the true Gospel of peace. 

The reason is obvious. It is the 
marching order given to the 
Church two thousand years ago 
by Christ Himself (Matt. 28; 19; 
■9;37, 381 "Go ye therefore and 
teach all nations; and, "Send 
forth laborers into the already 
whitened harvest." The clouds of darkness and pesti- 
lence, together with the lateness of the hour demands 
haste. "While men (the Church) slept, the enem.y 
[has] sowed tares in the field." The least we can pos- 
sibly do now. is to rush out quickly, sow the seed, The 
Word of God, and do our reaping before the day ends 
and darkness completely covers the earth. 

It is clear that the Old World has completely bogged 
down with all of man's efforts to save it, and to form 
a lasting peace. Then why should the Church, bought 
by Christ's own blood, stand idly by, with the key in her 
hand, and watch the world hopelessly try to perform 
a herculean task? We know that the Gospel of Christ 
is the only hope this poor old sick world has. 

Think of our boys and girls, thrust out into one of 
the greatest and bloodiest conflicts ever known, en- 
deavoring to save a world that is already doom3d. 
Would we not a thousand times rather have them 




thrust out as foreign missionaries, to save men both 
for time and eternity? 

Three hundred billions of dollars is a lot of money 
for our nation to throw into this world's fuss, assisting 
in destroying the lives of millions of our young men. 
I wonder how much we, as Christians, are willing to 
give at this time to save life? We hear much these 
days about being "All Out For War." How about the 
Christian Church "BEING ALL OUT FOR CHRIST AND 
THE GOSPEL"? 




MEET THE MISSIONARY "MITS" 
By R. D. Crees, Pastor Waynesboro, Pa. 

IF THE UNITED STATES GOV- 
ERNMENT WILL PERMIT our mis- 
sionaries to leave this country in 
these dangerous and difficult days 
of war, then we are ready and will- 
ing to send them. Just as we send 
our soldiers to foreign shores to 
fight for our Nation, so we should 
be willing to send out these soldiers 
of the Cross. 

IF THE FREE FRENCH GOV- 
ERNMENT WILL ADMIT these mis- 
R. D. Crees sionaries to work in their territory, 

we should send them. It is a miracle that the French 
people, who are nominally Catholic, should open their 
doors to Protestant missionaries. Let us send them be- 
fore the fortunes of war may close the door. 

IF OUR MISSIONARIES ARE WILLING TO SUBMIT 
to the will of God, ready either to wait patiently for a 
long period of time in this country, or to leave immedi- 
ately for foreign shores, we should be ready to send 
them when the closed door opens. God alone has given 
them grace to wait, when they long for service. 

IF OUR MISSIONARIES ARE WILLING TO OllUT 
the luxuries of life in the States, and to leave their 
loved ones and friends behind, to face possible hard- 
ships and an uncertain future from the human stand- 
point, then we should be willing to send them. No 
sacrifice is too great for us to make for those who are 
even willing to lay down their lives for Christ. 

THEN WE AT HOME SHOULD COMMIT them to the 
loving care of our God, and trust Him to take therii 
safely over the waters to their destination. We have a 
miracle working Lord who made and controls this Uni- 
verse, and He who has called them to service wiU surely 
guide and protect them. The One who cares for those 
in the Armed Forces, will care for them too. 

THEN WE AT HOME SHOULD REMIT our tithes and 
offerings to God for their support. At this Easter tinu' 
we should all give liberally in order that the message 
of the resurrection might be taken to bring hope to 
those in pagan darkness. Jesus is the Light of the 
World, and He alone can dispel the darkness. 

THEN WE AT HOME SHOULD PRAY FOR THEM 
AS THEY TRANSMIT the Good News of the Gospel to 
others. They are ambassadors of God, but they are 
also going in our place, — going to take the message to 
the lost. They will speak to the black people of Africa 
for us and to the civilized pagans of Argentina for us. 
Let us send them, and follow them with our prayers. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




"READY TO SEND" 

By W. A. Ogden, Pastor First Brethren Church of 
Los Angeles 

The deepest joy of my heart, as 
we prepare to receive the tenth 
Foreign Missionary Offering of 
tliis pastorate, is to be able to 
bear witness to the growth of the 
missionary spirit in this church. 
Ten years ago there were those 
who gave rather indifferently, if 

4. ^y they gave at all. Today they are 

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^j^^Blll of missionary work — at home 
and abroad. Many new members 
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vacant by death, transfers or indifference. For the 
most part these are proving themselves loyal to Christ 
and the Brethren Church. They must be counted in as 
those who count it a privilege to support missionaries 
whom they have never known, but in whom they be- 
lieve wholeheartedly. We are not too proud that our 
Easter Offerings have doubled during the past ten 
years. We hope that this year will put us far in ad- 
vance of this figure. 
We are ready to send, because: 

1. During this past year nearly every member who 
is actively engaged in supporting our own work has re- 
newed his dedication vows to the Lord Jesus Christ. 

2. We have a fine group of young men and women 
who have yielded themselves for unlimited Christian 
service. Some of these may eventually be found on our 
m.ission fields. Their lives are now an influence for 
good upon the missionary spirit of the church. 

3. The war has deepened our conviction that the 
one need of the world is Jesus Christ, Even the protec- 
tion of our own country, and the religious liberty we 
cherish so dearly, is at stake. If we do not take the 
Gospel to the world, we will be compelled to wage a 
losing battle against paganism and atheism at home. 

4. We believe Christ died for the "heathen" just as 
He died for us; and. that we are bringing joy to His 
heart as we send the "Good News" to "every creature." 



READY TO SEND 

By Robert A. Ashman 

". . . . and how shall they 
preach, except they be sent?" 
Romans 10:15a 

Hardly a home but that has 
been invaded by the sending 
forth of its young men and 
women into the fox holes of the 
battle fields of this global war; 
hardly a church but whose ranks 
have been left with large gaps 
because these same young 
women are being sent out. 
WHY? WHAT FOR? 
So that the liberties we call the American Way of 
Life may be secured? To sati